Requires Photography

Center table

English (London)
about 1810


Dimensions

Height x depth: 80 x 83.8 cm (31 1/2 x 33 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1423

Medium or Technique

Rosewood, gray granite, gilt metal

On View

Susan Morse Hilles Gallery (Gallery 152)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture

This unusual center table on a rosewood plinth recalls similar tables used to furnish the Prince Regent’s London residence at Carlton House. A variety of new furniture forms, such as pier tables, console tables, and side tables, were developed during the Regency
period for halls and reception rooms. This table is notable for its finely modeled central column, decorated with acanthus leaves and supported by classical scroll brackets.


This unusual center table on a rosewood plinth recalls similar tables used to furnish the Prince Regent’s London residence at Carlton House. A variety of new furniture forms, such as pier tables, console tables, and side tables, were developed during the Regency
period for halls and reception rooms. This table is notable for its finely modeled central column, decorated with acanthus leaves and supported by classical scroll brackets.

Provenance

Mallett Antiques, London. 2003, acquired on the London art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2008, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock in memory of Tracey L. Albainy

Copyright

Photograph © Mallett Antiques Ltd.