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Pier Table (marble top)

Pier Table (marble top)

c. 1829-1835

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Mahogany, marble

Overall: 91.5 x 105.4 x 57.1 cm (36 x 41 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.)

Gift of Mrs. R. Livingston Ireland 1981.65.b


In the first half of the 19th century, American houses of the wealthy customarily had one or two parlors as their chief reception rooms. Each parlor usually had two windows between which generally stood a console table. This table bears a paper label of the firm of Meeks and Sons, one of the most distinguished New York furniture makers of the period. The Meeks firm was well known for its work in the Classical Revival style in which classical architectural elements, such as marble columns and carved capitals, were incorporated into furniture like this table.

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