A Queen Anne Carved Walnut Spade Foot Dressing Table, Possibly Virginia, Circa 1770

appears to retain its original hardware, the backs of the brass plates marked IG, bears an indistinct pencil inscription on the reverse of the backboard of the long drawer.

Height 29 1/4 x width 35 1/2 x depth 21 inches.

The IG mark on the underside of the brass plates indicated they were likely made in London, in accordance with an ordinance of the Worshipful Company of Founders in London.  The ordinance stipulated that every person working in copper and brass register their mark at Founder's Hall and place it on their wares.  The rolls listing the founders freed in London between 1682 and 1750 mention seventeen men with the initials IG.1

1 Donald L. Fennimore, Metalwork In Early America, (Winterthur, Delaware: Henry Francis DuPont Museum, 1996), p. 430.


In overall fine and stable condition. Appears to retain a historic surface and its original drawer pulls. The knee returns, while showing age, are likely early replacements, though a few may be original. One replaced drawer rail. Age cracks visible in few areas throughout. The top is slightly sun faded, otherwise, the case color is even throughout, except for the knee returns on the proper front right leg (they appear cleaned down).  There are a few old losses to top corners of a few drawers.

Secondary wood: Yellow pine

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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