American Rococo Carved and Grained Rosewood Dressing Table, mid-19th c., New Orleans, from Prudent Mallard, foliate scrolled crest centered by a floral medallion, original serpentine marble top with glove boxes, conforming drawer, scrolled cabriole legs, shaped stretcher with a carved urn, h. 75 1/2 in., w. 43 1/2 in., d. 23 in. Note: The dressing table here is closely related in its overall form to a dressing table attributed to New Orleans retailer and cabinetmaker Prudent Mallard, conserved by the Louisiana State Museum. The present lot and the Louisiana State Museum example both share a similar scrolled crest and mirror surround, the same configuration of glove boxes surmounting a dished marble top, and an exaggerated serpentine apron.
Ref.: Dubrow, Eileen and Richard. American Furniture of the 19th Century, 1840-1880. Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, 1983, p. 139.