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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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