Commonly set between two windows and in front of a "pier glass" or mirror, pier tables were ideally suited for entertaining in the parlor or dining room. Its marble top, impervious to liquid, offered an attractive and resilient surface from which drinks and food could be served. Family tradition maintains that this pier table was owned by George Washington. More

Date

1790-1815


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (legs, veneer), yellow poplar (corner rails), black walnut (front rail, side rails), white pine (rear rail), marble


Dimensions

Overall: 36 3/4 in. x 41 in. x 20 3/4 in. (93.35 cm x 104.14 cm x 52.71 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. J. Scott Laughton, Regent and Vice Regent for Pennsylvania, 1891


Object Number

W-80


Colors


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