Fine and Rare Queen Anne Period Walnut Dressing Glass
Fine and rare Queen Anne period walnut dressing glass; the original shaped and beveled plate contained in a conforming bolection-molded frame surmounted by a shaped cresting; the base formed as a miniature bureau containing six concave-fronted drawers and a central cupboard flanked by pilasters with gilded Corinthian capitals; the lower drawer with a shaped front enclosing two lidded boxes, a number of variously-sized compartments and a secret drawer. All of the richly figured walnut with chevron bandings. The shaped cresting reflects the elaborate ladies head-dress of the early 18th century.
Purchased from Malcolm Franklin Inc in Chicago in the 19602. Receipt available.
Two similar examples are illustrated in The Dictionary of English Furniture (Volume 2).
18.00 ins wide 38.00 ins high 10.25 ins deep
45.72 cms wide 96.52 cms high 26.04 cms deep
All measurements are approximate