Pier Table

Probably Anthony G. Quervelle American

Not on view

Trained in the French guild, Quervelle migrated to Philadelphia in 1817 and produced exquisite late neoclassical furniture for notable patrons, including President Andrew Jackson. The Philadelphia Museum of Art possesses a drawing by Quervelle (PMA, 1995-12-13a,b) that closely resembles design elements employed in this pier table. Distantly, the design may have been inspired by a pier table in Pierre de La Mésangère, Collection de meubles et objets de goût (Paris, 1802), plate 10. The Sax family pier table compares to tables made by Quervelle for President Jackson’s White House East Room as well as the five monopodia legs of a labeled center table, 1827—1830, made for Edward Coleman, heir of an iron fortune, now in the collection of the Baltimore Museum.

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