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A Figural Marble-Top Console Table, Attributed to Charles Honoré Lannuier or Circle, New York, c. 1815

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This rectangular console table is of very small proportions with a conforming frieze decoration with applied mount in the form of a face flanked by acanthus leaves, and lyres at each end.  The marble top is supported by a pair of brass caryatid figures mounted on top of square tapered columns inlaid with circular brass inlays, all of which terminate in brass mounts in the form of human feet.  The back of the console has its original mirror flanked by pilasters, and rests on a medial platform raised upon girlt acanthus and “vert gris” painted carved paw feet.

These Brass Grecian Heads are similar to those on the console table labeled Lannuier at the White House (The White House, An Historic Guide, page 116).  The identical front feet and form are to be found on a simple marble-top table labeled by Charles Honore Lannuier (Nancy McClelland, Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency, plate 177, page 194).  Also related to this table is a card table with very similar circular inlays under the face mounts, which is attributed to Charles Honore Lannuier and is on loan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, illustrated as Exhibit 26 in 19th Century American Furniture and Other Decorative Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Further related examples are to be found in In Praise of America, Wendy A. Cooper, page 17, ill. 11.
Primary wood: mahogany;
Secondary wood: pine;
marble, brass mounts

Height 35 1/2 in. Width 33 3/4 in. Depth 17 7/8 in.
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