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Center Table

A work made of rosewood, maple, tulip poplar, white pine, and mother-of-pearl.
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  • A work made of rosewood, maple, tulip poplar, white pine, and mother-of-pearl.


c. 1862


Marquetry top by Joseph Cremer (French, active 1836–1878)
Paris, France
Table by unknown artist (American, 19th century)
New York

About this artwork


On View, Gallery 174


Arts of the Americas


Joseph Cremer


Center Table


Paris (Object made in)

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c. 1862


Rosewood, maple, tulip poplar, white pine, and mother-of-pearl


Top signed: "J. Cremer"; table frame impressed with the number "1007"


137.2 × 91.4 × 74.6 cm (54 × 36 × 29 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Jamee J. and Marshall Field, Mrs. Eric Oldberg, and the Winnetka Associates of the Woman's Board of the Art Institute; Americana, Brooks and Hope B. McCormick, J. Peter McCormick, and Mrs. Frank L. Sulzberger funds; Mary Waller Langhorne Endowment; and through prior acquisitions of Miss Ellen N. LaMotte, Elizabeth R. Vaughan, and the Wirt D. Walker Endowment

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