Dressing table


Pokrajinski muzej Ptuj- Ormož

Pokrajinski muzej Ptuj- Ormož

Dressing table
late 18th century
spruce wood, pear, American walnut and Brazilian Tulipwood veneer, plum and cherry veneer, brass mounts and escutcheons, 85 x 94 x 40 cm
Ptuj Ormož Regional Museum, UO 1256 P

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  • Title: Dressing table
  • Creator: Unknown/Neznan
  • Location Created: Ptuj castle, Ptuj Ormož Regional Museum
  • Physical Dimensions: w94 x h85 x d40 cm
  • Long Description: "Four fluted tapered legs, square in section, support a rather shallow table frame. Both sides of the table contain three narrow drawers of which the two top ones are dummy as well as the upper one of the two longer drawers placed in the central section just above the kneehole. Side drawers close with a central locking. The table top is divided into three parts. The central part contains a mirror and folds backward, while both side parts open out and aside thus increasing the surface of the table. Despite being composed of three parts, the table top is marqueted as if it were all in one piece. Rather dull classicist marquetry patterns are distributed on simple geometrically designed panels. The multi-coloured veneer shows contrast. The back of the table is roughly finished as it was designed to stand against a wall." (Tatjana Štefanič, mag. Boštjan Roškar)
  • Provenance: Pokrajinski muzej Ptuj Ormož/Regional Museum Ptuj Ormož, Legacy of the Herberstein family
  • Type: furniture


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