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Sideboard Table

Maker:
Charles-Honoré Lannuier (France 1779–1819 New York)
Date:
1812–19
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, tulip poplar, white pine
Dimensions:
57 x 76 3/8 x 27 3/4 in. (144.8 x 194 x 70.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Fenton L. B. Brown, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.235.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 733
Flame-grain mahogany veneers contrast with straight-grain mahogany crossbanding to enliven the facade of this massive architectural sideboard from the shop of the Parisian émigré cabinetmaker Charles-Honoré Lannuier. The "French" sideboard, first made in the United States around 1810, became the predominant dining room storage and display furniture form in American homes in the first half of the nineteenth century. The sideboard's name derives from its close relationship to the French Empire desserte, a similarly massive form with four cupboard doors, a frieze of drawers, and columns terminating in lion's-paw feet.
Inscription: label: [Charles Honore Lannuier]
Fenton L. B. Brown, New York, until 1972
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