Pier Table, Once Attributed to Charles Honore Lannuier

Summary

This pier table appears to be an excellent example of the work of New York cabinetmaker, Charles Honore Lannuier. During conservation treatment we discovered doweled construction and a lack of hand saw marks on interior wood. These indicate a made date after the industrial revolution. Combined with appropriate period brasses, screws and nails, we concluded that this table was created to deceive, likely in the 20th century.

This pier table appears to be an excellent example of the work of New York cabinetmaker, Charles Honore Lannuier. During conservation treatment we discovered doweled construction and a lack of hand saw marks on interior wood. These indicate a made date after the industrial revolution. Combined with appropriate period brasses, screws and nails, we concluded that this table was created to deceive, likely in the 20th century.

Artifact

Pier table (Side table)

Date Made

1900-1950

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Once attributed to the workshop of Charles Honore Lannuier, New York City, New York.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

61.163.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Mahogany (Wood)
Marble (Rock)
Pine (Wood)
Tulipwood
Brass (Alloy)

Color

Black (Color)
Brown
Gold (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 36.625 in

Width: 41.75 in

Length: 18 in

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