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Square pier table with canted corners (one of a pair)

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In the second decade of the nineteenth century, New York City cabinetmakers produced a variety of sculptural furniture featuring three-dimensional winged caryatids, swans, eagles, dolphins, and, as seen here, mythological griffins (or gryphons). Charles-Honoré Lannuier, Duncan Phyfe, and the...

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By 1974/1975, Parke-Bernet auction, New York; 1974/75, Purchased at auction by Bernard & S. Dean Levy, Inc, New York, working on behalf of the Museum, with funds provided by the William N. Banks Foundation

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the W. N. Banks Foundation

about 1815–20

  • Attributed to Duncan Phyfe, American (born in Scotland), 1770–1854
Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Overall: 84.5 x 101.6 x 48.3 cm (33 1/4 x 40 x 19 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rosewood veneer, mahogany veneer, mahogany, white pine, yellow-poplar, paint, brass, marble




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