Lot 405: Chest prob. workshop Thom. Seymour
December 3, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Fine American Late Federal Carved Mahogany and Brass-Mounted Dressing Chest, early 19th c., probably the workshop of Thomas Seymour, Boston, mirror on lyre-form supports, three drawer superstructure; the case with outset frieze drawers over three drawers flanked by acanthus carved tapered columns, blocked base, turned feet, casters, h. 77 in., w. 43 in., d. 21 1/2 in. Note: Furniture related to this lot by Thomas Seymour (1771-1848) has been conserved by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Various elements of this dressing table relate to a mirrored dressing table in the museums collection made for Elizabeth Derby West, notably the distinctive acanthus carved columns and the lyre mirror supports. Ref.: Bates and Fairbanks. American Furniture, 1620 to the Present. New York, Mareck: 1981. P. 251; Museum of Fine Arts Boston. www.mfa.org/collections/object/dressing-table-with-looking-glass-44462. Accessed October 27, 2016.