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    Artist Name:

    Alexander Jackson Davis

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    (American 1803 – 1892), New York, New York

    Title:

    Center Table

    Date:

    ca. 1850

    Medium:

    Rosewood, cherry, white marble, and brass

    Dimensions:

    30 x 37 x 43 inches

    Credit Line:

    Virginia Carroll Crawford Collection

    Accession Number:

    1983.190

    On View - Stent Family Wing, Second Level, Gallery 207
    Gothic architectural details—six clustered columns, three beaded trefoil terminals on the triangular base, and the ogee-arched scallop skirt—have been imaginatively combined with a hexagonal marble top to create this center table. A quintessential mid-nineteenth-century parlor furniture form—center tables were believed to be the symbol of the family circle—this table epitomizes the period practice of adapting historical elements into furniture design.



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