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Pier Table

Description

Pier table. Marble, mahogany veneer, various secondary woods, ormolu mounts. Rectangular base rests directly on floor with D-shaped cut out supports two plain columns with brass mounts in front and rear pilaster which have molding but no brass. Brass mounts are decorated with bands of cross-hatching, leafage and guilloches. The rear pilasters form the vertical framing for a rectangular mirror. Front apron has applied ormolu mounts, the central one a goddess seated on a horse holding a sceptre and a cornucopia, flanked by a fern curving to a circular rosette. Top is grey-veined white marble.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1820
Material
mahogany (wood)
marble (rock)
veneer
Object type
Furniture; Support Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
mahogany (wood)
marble (rock)
pier tables (side tables)
Table
Table, Pier
Table, Side
tables (support furniture)
veneer
Dimensions
34 x 46 x 19 15/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.1310
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. A.P. Davis
GUSN
17222

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