Serving Table

A work made of mahogany, ebony, fruitwood, copper, and silver inlay.

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  • A work made of mahogany, ebony, fruitwood, copper, and silver inlay.

Date:

1907/9

Artist:

Charles Sumner Greene
American, 1868–1957
Made by Peter Hall Manufacturing Company
American, 1906–1922
Pasadena, California

About this artwork

At the height of their careers, Charles Sumner and Henry Mather Greene designed the Pasadena winter residence of the midwestern lumber baron Robert R. Blacker. The Blacker House (1907–09) marries Asian simplicity with the openness of California’s Hispanic haciendas and demonstrates the brothers’ masterful integration of an architectural plan with interior furnishings. This serving table—which Charles Greene designed for the Blacker House’s breakfast room—display hallmarks of his mature style. Here he combined exquisite workmanship and elaborate joinery with poetic details like ebony pegs and abstract cutaways on the table’s graceful floral inlay.

On View

American Art, Gallery 178

Artist

Charles Sumner Greene

Title

Serving Table

Origin

Pasadena

Date

1907–1909

Medium

Mahogany, ebony, fruitwood, copper, and silver inlay

Dimensions

75.8 × 91.5 × 56.2 cm (29 7/8 × 36 × 22 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Wentworth Greene Field Memorial Fund and Maurice D. Galleher Endowment

Reference Number

1982.1207

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