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.

Date:

c. 1815

Artist:

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

American Art, Gallery 169

Artist

Charles-Honoré Lannuier

Title

Card Table

Origin

New York

Date

1815

Medium

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

Inscriptions

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."

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1994.712

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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