Table

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca.1800

GUSN

GUSN-47340

Description

Pembroke table with lacquer decoration.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tables (support furniture)
Pembroke tables
lacquer (coating)
wood (plant material)
Table

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

Dimensions

31 x 29 3/4 x 17 11/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the children of Arthur and Susan Cabot Lyman

Accession Number

1966.125