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"Belmead" Center table

A work made of rosewood, oak, walnut, marble.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of rosewood, oak, walnut, marble.


c. 1846


Alexander Jackson Davis (American, 1803–1892)
Probably made by Alexander Roux (American, born France, c. 1813–1886)
New York

About this artwork

In 1845 Alexander Jackson Davis designed Belmead, a magnificent Gothic Revival villa, for the prominent builder Philip St. George Cocke of Powhatan County, Virginia. In addition to designing Belmead’s exterior, Davis also designed furniture for the interior, notably a parlor set that included the side chairs (1998.565.1-2). The table descended in the Cocke family along with the parlor set and, remarkably, retains its original marble top and intricately carved tracery lantern. Fitted between the supporting columns, the tracery was installed before the cabinetmaker assembled the table.


On View, Gallery 173


Arts of the Americas


Alexander Roux


"Belmead" Center table


New York City (Object made in)

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c. 1846


Rosewood, oak, walnut, marble


72.4 × 104.1 × 90.2 cm (28 1/2 × 41 × 35 1/2 in.)

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Gift of The Antiquarian Society

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