Important dressing table made by William A. Mason of Fryeburg Maine

An extremely rare table and piece of fancy decorated Maine furniture. This small group of furniture is painted with a polychrome floral and fruit decoration on a white ground lined in green and yellow. For a similar example see "American Painted Furniture 1660-1880", by Dean A.Fales Jr. and Robert Bishop, page 224-5, plate 379-380.

We know of only three dressing tables done by Mason to date. The example in Fales book was in the Henry Ford Museum but unfortunately burnt up in a fire, and another example in a private collection and the one shown here. In untouched paint and surface with minor wear from use.

Made of white pine. Note the bow front to bottom drawer an extremely rare feature on a dressing table and the tall height makes this table dance across the room. This dressing table may have been part of the suite of bedroom furniture that was lost in the Henry Ford Museum.

A rare opportunity to own a museum quality piece of Maine decorated furniture and Maine history.

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Measures 36.5" wide x 15" deep x 42.5" tall.

Circa 1830

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