|Object Name||Table, Pier|
|Material(s)||Wood; marble; brass; glass;|
|Dimensions||H-39.75 W-48 D-23 inches|
|Description||This Empire-style pier table has a mahogany veneer that is heavily stenciled in gold. There are lion-paw feet with a wing of acanthus leaf design on the front and turned feet on the back. The columns are a mottled black, white, gray and brown with a brass plinth and capital. There is a drawer in the front beneath the black marble top. There is a mirror in the back on the lower shelf.|
This was purchased for the Old State Capitol Restoration project in the 1970s.
According to "Antiques Magazine" (April 1974), this piece resembles a labeled example from the firm of Joseph Meeks and Sons of New York. (Reference: No. 7 in the Metropolitan Museum's "19th century America: Furniture and Other Decorative Arts, New York, 1970)
|Collection||KHS Museum Collection|
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|