- Joseph Meeks & Sons (American, New York, 1829–35)
- Mahogany veneer, mahogany, pine, ash, black marble and silvered glass
- 37 x 43 x 20 1/8 in. (94 x 109.2 x 51.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Emil and Dolores Pascarelli, in honor of Catherine Hoover Voorsanger, 2001
- Accession Number:
- 2001.640a, b
By the early 1830s, simpler Grecian-style furniture with rich mahogany and rosewood veneers and exuberant scrolled supports characterized a new direction in American furniture. Popular in the nation's drawing rooms through the 1840s, pier tables like this one were invariably displayed in tandem with a tall, gilded looking glass to create the effect of a continuous mirrored surface that extended the space of the interior and reflected light back into the room.