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Dressing table


"The Garvan Carver"


c. 1760-1780

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G332
Dressing table, 'The Garvan Carver'
Dressing table: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Furniture | Mahogany, white pine, and brass (handles)
Size: 31 x 34 x 21 in. (78.74 x 86.36 x 53.34 cm)
Creation Place: North America, United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (?)
Culture: North America, United States, Pennsylvania
Style: 18th century, Chippendale
Physical Description: lowboy; Chippendale type framed with carved quarter-round columns; lower center drawer displays pierced shell and foliate scrolls; ornate rococo carving decorates edge of apron and legs; cabriole legs with ball and claw feet; brass 'Bag Wing' drop handles
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of James F. and Louise H. Bell in memory of James S. and Sallie M. Bell
Accession Number: 31.21
Artist: Garvan Carver, American (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), active 1750 - 1770
Role: Maker
Nationality: American
Life Dates: American (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), active 1750 - 1770
Added to Site: February 28, 2009