Made by Joseph B. Barry and Son / Pier Table / ca. 1810-1815Made by Joseph B. Barry and Son
Pier Table
ca. 1810-1815

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Creator Name: Joseph B. Barry and Son
Creator Role: Maker
Creator Dates/Places: 1757-1838
Creator Name-CRT: Made by Joseph B. Barry and Son
Title: Pier Table
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1810
Creation End Date: 1815
Creation Date: ca. 1810-1815
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Furniture
Materials and Techniques: Mahogany, satinwood, amboina, pine, gilt bronze, tulip poplar
Dimensions: 8 5/8 x 54 x 23 3/4 in. (21.9 x 137.2 x 60.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1976.324
Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of the American Wing Fund, Anonymous Gift, George M. Kaufman Gift, Sansbury-Mills Fund; Gifts of the Members of the Committee of the Bertha King Benkard Memorial Fund, Mrs. Russell Sage, Mrs. Frederick Wildman, F. Ethel Wickham, Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, and Mrs. F. M. Townsend, by exchange; and John Stewart Kennedy Fund and Bequests of Martha S. Tiedeman and W. Gedney Beatty, by exchange, 1976

This table combines French and English features to form a highly successful American type. The carved and pierced griffin panel ornament, which is more commonly found rendered in paint on fancy chairs from Philadelphia and Baltimore, is based closely upon Thomas Sheraton's 'Ornament for a Frieze or Tablet,' published and dated October 1791 in 'The Cabinet Maker's and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book.' Illustrations from this pattern book also appear on Barry's elaborate trade label, which is affixed to the underside of the top.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1976.324
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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