Pier Table (one of a pair)

attributed to Thomas Emmons and George Archbald, Boston, Massachusetts, American, active 1813 - 1825

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about 1820-1825

Mahogany veneer, mahogany, chestnut, white pine, ebonized maple feet, marble top, gilt brass (with much of the gilding worn off) and mirrored glass

Overall: 34 × 45 × 21 in. (86.4 × 114.3 × 53.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mrs. William Dexter

F.965.90.9

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Furniture: Table

Classification

Decorative Arts

On view

Exhibition History

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 26, 1996-June 22, 1997.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 2, 2009-present.

American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 10-March 1, 1981.

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-August 16, 2020.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Publication History

Shelby Grantham, Rich and Tasty Cabinetwork, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, March 1981, p. 31.

Margaret J. Moody, American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: The Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1981, page 38.

Margaret J. Moody, "American furniture at Dartmouth College", The Magazine ANTIQUES: New York, August 1981, pp. 326-333, ill. Plate VI.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 222, no. 195.

Provenance

Collected by George Ticknor (1791-1871), Boston, Massachusetts, date unknown; to his daughter, Eliza (Mrs. William) Sullivan Ticknor Dexter (1833-1880), about 1871; to her son, Philip Dexter (1868-1934), about 1880; to his son, William Dexter (1897-1943), about 1934; to his wife, Constance Van Rensselaer Thayer Dexter (1900-1976), 1943; given to Dartmouth College, 1943; catalogued by present collection, 1965.

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