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Bookcase

Date:
1835–50
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, pine
Dimensions:
91 1/4 x 49 x 27 3/8 in. (231.8 x 124.5 x 69.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of John C. Cattus, 1967
Accession Number:
67.262.1a–c
Not on view
The overlay of Gothic tracery, trefoils, and cluster columns on this otherwise classical bookcase reveals the emerging interest in the Gothic Revival style in New York beginning in the mid-1830s. The lower section, with its scroll support, door arrangement, and ogee-molded drawer, follows the design of a sideboard illustrated in the New York cabinetmaker Joseph Meeks’s broadside advertisement of 1833.
descended in the Clark family, Bay Head, New Jersey; John C. Cattus, Montclair, New Jersey, until 1967
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