Pier Table

Charles-Honoré Lannuier American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 726

This pier table blends French neoclassical furniture design with American traditions in its exquisitely carved caryatids and gilt-brass mounts. Lannuier was a talented, Parisian-trained ebenisté (cabinetmaker) who migrated to New York and found patronage among the American elite and French exiles fleeing the Revolution. Lannuier crafted this pier table, and its companion in a private collection, for Jacques-Donatien Leray de Chaumont (1760—1840), the scion of a wealthy, titled family of merchants, for use in his mansion along the Black River near Watertown, New York.

Pier Table, Charles-Honoré Lannuier (France 1779–1819 New York), Mahogany, mahogany veneer, pine, tulip poplar, maple, marble, gilded brass, die-stamped brass, plate glass, American

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