Marble-slab table

Date:
1750–70
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, white oak, sweet gum, white pine, marble
Dimensions:
29 x 39 1/2 x 24 1/4 in. (73.7 x 100.3 x 61.6 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of James De Lancey Verplanck and John Bayard Rodgers Verplanck, 1939
Accession Number:
39.184.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 718
A New York attribution for this table is supported by its Verplanck family history and the use of local sweet gum as a secondary wood. The bold cavetto-molded skirt with mitered corners is also particular to New York–made furniture. The molded mahogany skirt hides the structural framework of the table.
descended in the Verplanck family, New York, until 1939