CLASSICAL MARBLE TOP PIER TABLE
With attributes of Duncan Phyfe and other fine New York cabinet shops such as John Banks
New York Circa 1815
Primary Woods: Gilt and Painted White Pine and Ash
Secondary Woods: White Pine, Ash
Height: 36 3/4 inches
Width: 42 inches
Depth: 18 inches
Provenance: Descended in the Beale family of Charleston, South Carolina.
Reference: Illustrated in situ in the Othniel Beale house in Chamberlain and Chamberlain, Southern Interiors of Charleston, South Carolina, page 122. Also illustrated in American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, Volume 2, page 418. For more information on John Banks and to compare the carving and decoration to documented work by him see Philip Zimmerman, “A Beekman Legacy, 1819 Tapestry Chairs by John Banks of New York” in American Furniture 2019.
The carved finial at the center of the stretchers relates to the rear supports on a Duncan Phyfe cellaret in the Yale University Art Gallery Collection, accession number 1966.126.