Illustrated FURNITURE Glossary ..... Thomas Chippendale
On display at the Fairmount Park Woodford House, Philadelphia
Woodford House Official Home Page
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Dressing table with molded overhanging top.
One full-length drawer over three narrower and taller drawers, the central one carved with shell and streamers.
Skirt scalloped with shell-carved central drop.
Legs cabriole. Knees carved with acanthus leaf or shell. Feet claw-and-ball
Pulls: rosettes with bail handles; also small brass knob. Escutcheons: matching brass.
Chippendale lowboys are rich in detail, with lavish carving on the legs and central drawer. The skirt, the corners, and even the underedge of the top may be embellished, which is typical of the new taste of the Chippendale period.