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Center Table

Maker:
Anthony G. Quervelle (1789–1856)
Date:
ca. 1830
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, intarsia marble, brass
Dimensions:
H. 29 13/16 in. (75.7 cm); Diam. 34 1/2 in. (87.6 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Edgar J. Kaufmann Foundation Gift, 1968
Accession Number:
68.96
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 733
Although Anthony Quervelle, who emigrated to Philadelphia from Paris in 1817, is thought to have produced many pieces of furniture, few are documented. This table bears the label Quervelle used between 1825 and 1849. Such details as the gadrooning around the top and the front-scroll paw supports relate to designs published in George Smith's "Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide" (London, 1829) and appear on similar tables, including three that Quervelle made in 1829 for the East Room of the White House. The brilliantly colored intarsia marble top was probably manufactured in Europe.
Inscription: labeled twice on either end of the crossbar support underneath the top: 126 / ANTHONY G. QUERVELLE'S / CABINET AND SOFA MANUFACTORY, / SOUTH SECOND STREET, A FEW DOORS BELOW DOCK, / PHILADELPHIA
Joseph Von Sorger, Philadelphia, until 1968
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