Pedestal

about 1870
Edward Mahar (active about 1870)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 102.9 x 47 x 47 cm (40 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1994.21

Medium or Technique

Walnut, burl veneer, pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tables, stands, screens

Pedestal with complex square molded base embellished with a boss and athemion at center of each side; tapered shaft with burl veneer and incised gilt cattails and incised gilt borders, with anthemion at top of each side; complex molded square top with projecting block with boss and ornament at center of each side, and incised line gilt decoration; printed paper label glued to inside of base.

Inscription

Printed paper label glued to inside of base. "E. MAHAR, / Carver & Cabinet Maker / Rich & Plain Furniture / Made from New and Original Designs, / INLAID ROSEWOOD, BLACK WALNUT, &C. / ALSO STAIR POSTS AND PEDESTALS / MANTLES (sic) DONE IN THE NEATEST MANNER / No. 390 TREMONT STREET / BOSTON."

Provenance

A Brookline, Mass., estate; 1994, purchased by the Museum at Grogan & Co.'s auction of "Fine Furniture, Decorations, and Oriental Carpets, January 27, 1994, lot 80 (Accession Date February 23, 1994)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture