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Pier table

Date:
1810–20
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, marble, gilded brass with white pine
Dimensions:
34 x 36 x 15 1/2 in. (86.4 x 91.4 x 39.4 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of John C. Cattus, 1967
Accession Number:
67.262.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 723
By tradition, this pair of tables (67.262.2,.3) was made for the home of the prosperous sea captain Moses Rogers at 7 State Street in Lower Manhattan, opposite the Battery. The sensitivity of the cabinetmaker—possibly Duncan Phyfe (1768– 1854)—is apparent in the highly figured veneers on the aprons, applied in opposite directions on the two tables to enhance their effectiveness as a matched pair standing side by side.
Moses Rogers, Battery, New York; his daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Hopkins; her son, Samuel Hopkins Verplanck; his daughter, J. L. Verplanck; Mary Verplanck Cattus; John C. Cattus, Montclair, New Jersey, until 1967
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