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Photography © 2014 Fredrik Nilsen

Card table

Date: 1815-1819
Dimensions:
30 x 35 3/4 x 17 5/8 in. (76.2 x 90.8 x 44.8 cm.)
Medium: mahogany and rosewood veneer with brass inlay and gilding
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Object Number: 14.21
Label Text:Born and trained in France, Charles Honoré Lannuier moved to this country in 1803. He opened a shop in New York in which he introduced furniture in the latest French styles to an increasingly affluent American clientele. With its winged caryatid figure and its gilt paw feet with acanthus-covered columns, this Neoclassical card table embodies the cosmopolitan spirit and taste for luxury prevalent in urban America in the first quarter of the 19th century.