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Catalog Number C09.540
Title Pier Table
Object Name Table
Description Long, narrow walnut table with cabriole legs and pad feet; beveled edge originally held marble top; recently a painted wooden top has been added; molded front and side rails; back rail is flat and had been cut to accommodate chair rail (?).
Year Range from 1730
Year Range to 1760
Artist Attributed to Joseph Buss or Timothy Davis
Dimensions H-32.875 L-56 D-20.5 inches
Material Walnut
Place of Origin Probably Portsmouth, NH
Provenance By tradition this table belonged to Sir William Pepperrell; was in Benning Wentworth House in Cushing era; mentioned in Ann Cushing Coffin's will of 1882; may have been left to J.T. Coolidge by Anna Cushing in 1940; may have come to Athenaeum from Mrs. Coolidge in 1950s.
People Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759
Buss, Joseph, dfl. 1711
Davis, Timothy, c1680-c1758
Coffin, Ann E.
Coolidge, John Templeman, 1856-1945
Cushing, Anna, 1847-1940
Search Terms Portsmouth Furniture
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion
Subjects Table
Table, Pier