MetCollects: Pier Table

"How does a foreigner define America?": Alyce Englund on Charles-Honoré Lannuier's pier table

For MetCollects, assistant curator of American decorative arts Alyce Englund discusses the recently acquired pier table by Charles-Honoré Lannuier

Featured Artwork: Charles-Honoré Lannuier (1779–1819). Pier table, 1815–19. Mahogany, mahogany veneer, pine, tulip poplar, maple, marble, gilded brass, die-stamped brass, and plate glass, 35 1/4 x 48 1/2 x 21 in. (89.5 x 123.2 x 53.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Ronald S. Kane Bequest, in memory of Berry B. Tracy, 2018 (2018.30a, b)

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