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Object Name Table, Pier
Catalog Number 1986.19.1
Date ca. 1830
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.
Notes 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
Subjects furniture
Pier tables
Search Terms furniture
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS