• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2200

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art & Prints

    30 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 114

    A CLASSICAL CARVED GILTWOOD AND MAHOGANY PIER TABLE

    IN THE MANNER OF LANNUIER, NEW YORK, 1815-1820

    Price Realised  

    A CLASSICAL CARVED GILTWOOD AND MAHOGANY PIER TABLE
    IN THE MANNER OF LANNUIER, NEW YORK, 1815-1820
    Restored
    27¾ in. high, 36 in. wide, 17¾ in. deep


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    Recently discovered in Spain, this table was originally found in Trinidad, Cuba. It is likely that this piece traveled as part of a flourishing venture cargo trade between New York and various islands in the south. There are apparent similarities between the present lot and the table by a New York maker in figure 2 (Peter M. Kenny, Honoré Lannuier: Cabinetmaker from Paris (New York, 1998), Figure 51, p. 95). Both clearly inspired by Lannuier's iconic style, they share details such as a shaped base plinth, molded top and a winged caryatid figure. For another similar example see Elizabeth Bidwell Bates and Jonathan L. Fairbank's American Furniture, 1620 to the Present (New York, 1981), p. 266.

    Provenance

    According to family tradition, this table was acquired in Trinidad, Cuba and was later brought to Spain
    By decent to the present owner


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