Boston Classical pier table, circa 1818-1825.
Mahogany veneer on white pine with suppressed ball feet encircled by
die-rolled brass borders. The die-rolled
gilt-brass moldings filled with lead on this table are typical of a small group
of high quality Boston furniture inspired by similar pieces originating in
France. The brass mounts like the ones
on this table are discussed in a Magazine Antiques dated May 1995 (pages 732-739). Also see pages 46 and 47 of Boston in the Age of New-Classicism for
a discussion of two other pier tables in this group of furniture.
Dimensions of the granite top: Height – 33 inches from floor
– 36½ inches Depth
– 17 inches
Condition: The table is generally in very good
condition. However, some support pieces
are replaced as well as the original marble table top. Most of these pieces of furniture originally
had marble tops. Marble is a compressed
material subject to being easily broken.
The current top is granite, a stronger material that is more durable
than marble. The mirror is also
replaced. Brasses are all original.