Rare New York Classical Marble Top Pier Table

circa 1815, with original white marble top over rosewood grain painted frame with gilt highlights, water leaf decorated knees, scrolled legs with forward facing hairy paw feet, scrolled stretchers centering a carved and gilt vase of fruit, white pine frame, legs and stretchers appear to be ash, 36-3/4 x 42 x 18 in.

Note: Illustrated as plate 122 in Chamberlain, Southern Interiors of South Carolina, 1956, pg. 122. For more on the consumption of New York pier tables and other furnishings by prominent Charlestonians, see McInnis and Leath, “Beautiful Specimens, Elegant Patterns: New York Furniture for the Charleston Market, 1810-1840” in American Furniture (Chipstone, 1996): 137-174. The carved basket of fruit on the stretchers is very closely related to one on a cellaret attributed to Charles Honore Lannuier. See Tracy, Classical America, (Newark Museum 1963) cat. no. 14. Also Illustrated in Katherine Gross Farnham, “Living with Antiques: The Gordon-Banks House in the Georgia Piedmont,” The Magazine Antiques 102, no. 3 (September 1972): p. 438.

Provenance:Descended in the family of Colonel Othniel Beale, Charleston, South Carolina.; purchased from Israel Sack, New York, January 1969 for $4,000 with an attribution to Honore Lannuier (accompanied by original receipt), illustrated in American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection volume 2, pg. 418; The Estate of William N. Banks, Jr., Newnan, Georgia


excellent structural condition, each foot with central spline at underside (as made), stretchers supported at leg attachments by wrought iron threaded braces that appear to be original (with several replaced screws), extensive flaking and losses to paint and gilding with areas of retouch, original white marble top with extensive scratches, stains, and edge and corner chips

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
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