Center Table

Maker: Attributed to Pottier and Stymus Manufacturing Company (active ca. 1859–1910)

Date: 1870–75

Geography: Probably made in New York, New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Rosewood, walnut, marble

Dimensions: 31 1/4 x 47 x 31 in. (79.4 x 119.4 x 78.7 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1968

Accession Number: 68.207a, b


Stylistic and manufacturing similarities between this table and three other chairs in the Museum’s collection likely made by Pottier & Stymus warrant its attribution to that large and important New York City firm. As were the establishments of Leon Marcotte and the Herter Brothers, Pottier & Stymus was truly an interior decorating concern, capable of providing everything required, including the architecture, for the complete furnishing of a house.