Pier Table

Artist/maker unknown, French

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
c. 1800-1810

Medium:
Oak with mahogany veneer; silvered glass; gilded bronze mounts; granite top

Dimensions:
38 7/16 x 67 5/8 x 22 1/2 inches (97.6 x 171.7 x 57.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

* Gallery 291, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:
2004-199-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Vibeke L. H. Swanson and Ingrid B. Hopkinson, 2004

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Label:
Pier tables were generally made to stand against piers, the walls between windows. This table and its mate were among the furnishings of Point Breeze, the Bordentown, New Jersey, estate at which Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, spent many years in exile.


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