Urn stand

about 1795–1800
Carved by Samuel McIntire (American, 1757–1811)

Object Place: Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 75


Overall: 76.2 x 29.2 cm (30 x 11 1/2 in.)

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On View

Oak Hill: Dining Room (Gallery 121A)




Tables, stands, screens

A rare form in American furniture, this stand in based on a design for a candle stand in George Hepplewhite’s “Cabinetmaker’s and Upholsterer’s Guide” (1788). Thought to have belonged to Elias Hasket Derby, this is the most elaborate interpretation of the urn stand known in America. The carved decoration relates to other pieces owned by the Derby family.


Lent by Miss Martha C. Codman, May 26, 1921. "The M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts". From Derby House, Peabody, Mass.

Credit Line

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