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1966.125 (RS32456)

Description

Pembroke table with lacquer decoration.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": Trade with China played a key role in the development of the New England economy in the last years of the eighteenth century. This table, constructed in a fashionable English shape and decorated with highly prized lacquer, was ordered for his own use by the Boston, Massachusetts, merchant Theodore Lyman. On their outward journey, Lyman's ships collected furs from Northwest Coast Indians to resell in China; they returned with cargoes of silks, porcelain, tea, and luxury furnishings to sell in New England.
Maker
unknown
Date
ca.1800
Material
lacquer (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
lacquer (coating)
Pembroke tables
Table
tables (support furniture)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
31 x 29 3/4 x 17 11/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.125
Credit Line
Gift of the children of Arthur and Susan Cabot Lyman
GUSN
47340

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