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Pier table: M.21-1983

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 8


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.20-1983.


History note: 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, Fine English Furniture, Pewter and Metalwork, 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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.21-1983
Primary reference Number: 95792
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 5 September 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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