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American Decorative Arts

Pier Table

ca. 1890

Mahogany; Scots pine (inner rails), beech (splines); marble slab top (possibly King of Prussia marble)

31 5/8 × 18 3/8 × 19 3/8 in. (80.3 × 46.7 × 49.2 cm)
Gift of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr., in memory of John Marshall Phillips
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Not on view
19th century

The donor purchased this table and its mate from Jacobs Antiques of Boston, Massachusetts, on May 13, 1944. According to W.M. Jacobs, the tables had been the property of "a very wealthy woman in New York State" (Jacobs to W.P. Belknap, July 28, 1942, Art Gallery files). Jacobs acquired them from this unidentified woman's daughter in Michigan before 1942. Gift in 1953 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


David L. Barquist, Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, and Gerald W. R. Ward, American Tables and Looking Glasses in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 379, no. A36, ill.

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