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Card Table

A work made of mahogany with rosewood veneer, giltwood, brass and ebony inlay, ormolu.
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  • A work made of mahogany with rosewood veneer, giltwood, brass and ebony inlay, ormolu.


c. 1815


Charles-Honoré Lannuier
American, born France, 1779–1819

About this artwork

Trained as a cabinet-maker in Paris, Charles-Honoré Lannuier arrived in New York in 1803 at the age of twenty-four. His older brother was already well established as the owner of a successful confectionary shop on Broadway and from there the young furniture maker first advertised his services to all potential clients who desired furniture in the “latest French fashion.” Early-nineteenth-century America was much enamored with French taste, and Lannuier successfully catered to his upscale clientele, tempering his designs to suit their preference even while he retained a distinctive French flair. One of a group of similar card tables, this example shares many of their decorative and design elements, including a winged caryatid central support, a Lannuier trademark.


On View, Gallery 169


Arts of the Americas


Charles-Honoré Lannuier


Card Table


New York (Object made in)

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c. 1815


Mahogany with rosewood veneer, giltwood, brass and ebony inlay, ormolu


Inscribed on the engraved label on the underside of the table top: "Hre. Lannuier Cabinet Maker from Paris Kips [H]is Whare house of new fashion fourniture Broad Street, No. 60, New-York./ Hre. Lannuier Ebèniste, de Paris Tient Fabrique & Magasin de Meubles les Plus à la Mode, New-York."


74.9 × 91.1 × 45.1 cm (29 1/8 × 35 7/8 × 17 3/4 in.)

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Gift of Jamee J. and Marshall Field; Pauline Armstrong Endowment

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