Details

Title

Pier Table

Artist/Maker

Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (American, 1768-1856), designer and maker

Date

ca. 1830–1840

Medium

Rosewood, marble, gilt bronze, brass, gesso, and glass

Dimensions

37 1/2 x 42 x 18 inches

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Decorative Arts Acquisition Trust and William N. Banks, Jr.

Accession #

1981.1000.76 A-B

On View

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 3, Gallery 308

This pier table, one of a matching pair, is an excellent example of the New York Empire style and is often attributed to Duncan Phyfe due to similarities in ornamentation and form with those of Phyfe’s known work. The table is characteristic of the New York variant of American Empire style epitomized by architectural and Neoclassical elements—columns, pilasters, leaf motifs, and other details inspired by ancient Greek and Roman design.

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