Marble slab table

about 1760


Object Place: probably New York or, Middle Colonies

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 51

Dimensions

Overall: 74.9 x 74.9 x 56.5 cm (29 1/2 x 29 1/2 x 22 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

41.587

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, marble

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

Tables with marble tops served either as pier tables between two windows-often displaying lighting devices or decorations-or as serving tables, where hot or wet dishes could be placed without hurting the table’s finish. The small size of this table suggests that it was custom made for a narrow pier. The piece has several characteristics often seen on New York furniture-the bold, lobed gadrooning on the skirt; the thick, oversized, claw-and-ball feet; and the crosshatch decoration incised into the top of the knees.

Provenance

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts