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Pier table: M.20-1983

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Gillow & Co




Oak pier table with rectangular green marble top above two panelled frieze drawers, supported by two carved lion monopodia rising from plinth bases projecting from the solid panelled back; one of a pair with M.21-1983.


History note: Fine English Furniture Pewter and Metalwork Supplied to Mr. William Preston of Ellel Grange (built 1860) in 1867; sold Christies's 22 October 1979, lot 39; sold Christies' 24 February 1983, lot. 137; purchased for the Fitzwilliam Museum by Jonathan Harris

Legal notes

Purchased with the Fitzwilliam Museum Cup Fund

Measurements and weight

Depth: 60.9 cm
Height: 94.5 cm
Length: 183 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lancaster ⪼ Lancashire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1983-02-24) by Christie's


Production date: AD 1867


Pier tables were intended to stand against the piers between window openings, often below a mirror. This pair was supplied in 1867 to Mr William Preston of Ellel Grange (built 1860).

School or Style

Renaissance Revival

Components of the work

Top composed of marble ( green)
Base composed of oak

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.20-1983
Primary reference Number: 95791
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 28 July 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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