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Card Table

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Card Table

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Charles-Honore Lannuier

Date

ca. 1815

Medium

Mahogany, gilt gesso, and gilt bronze

Accession #

1988.27

Dimensions

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Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 3, Gallery 305

Description

The robust winged figure and extended lion paws that animate this table exemplify the taste for French design that took hold in America after the Revolution. The attraction became particularly strong after 1803, when Napoleon crowned himself emperor of France. Craftsmen such as Charles-Honoré Lannuier, the French immigrant who made this card table in New York, adopted the motifs of French Neoclassicism, which took on a Greek and Egyptian flavor as a result of Napoleon’s military campaign in Egypt.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Decorative Arts Acquisition Endowment

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