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Brooke Astor's Edwardian Mahogany and Hungarian Ash Kneehole Dressing Table

Item Details

Type Dressing Table
Materials Mahogany, Ash
Manufacturer British
Marks Retains the Astor family name on a moving tag on the reverse.
Period Antique, Early 20th Century
Additional Information Provenance: Property from the Estate of Brooke Astor, Sotheby’s, New York, 24 September 2012, lot 317. Brooke Astor (1902-2007) was a renowned philanthropist and champion of all things New York City who is remembered as a legend of New York society. This Edwardian kneehole dressing table was part of her collection sold at Sotheby’s, New York over two days in September 2012. The sale included the contents from Mrs. Astor’s Park Avenue duplex apartment designed by Albert Hadley, and her country estate Holly Hill. A collector driven by a passion for beauty and tremendous style and taste, this dressing table offers a wonderful opportunity for a new buyer to own a piece of New York City cultural history.
  • Please note, this is an item that may be especially difficult to move and/or transport. The winner is responsible for bringing appropriate assistance, vehicle, proper materials, and any necessary tools to pickup. International shipping may be restricted.


- surface and finish wear with nicks, scratches and abrasions consistent with age and use; chips to top corner; heavy surface wear, staining and discoloration to leather surface; scattered finish loss; back casters will need adjusting to sit level, and one appears to be bent; additional caster provided in drawer; top section is not affixed to base.


48.0" W x 28.0" H x 24.0" D

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