Bureau Table

American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 717

The block-front form was widely popular in Massachusetts, and many pieces have a history of ownership in Boston. Those similar to this example—with horizontal proportions, Rococo brasses, and flat blocking—can be dated somewhat later than others. The pattern of the detailing on this table, a central semicircle flanked by ogee curves, was one of the most common.

Bureau Table, Mahogany, white pine, white oak, American

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