Rosewood Rococo Revival Center Table

Rosewood Rococo Revival Center Table

c. 1840-1870


H 2 3/4 in. | D 3 1/4 in.
H 6.985 cm | D 8.255 cm  

Gift of the Eloise Kruger Charitable Trust

The era of Victorian Rococo Revival began in America circa 1840 and was displaced circa 1870 by the more angular Eastlake style. This elaborate scrolled and carved style of furniture derived directly from France with the immigration of Alexander Roux and Charles Boudouine. Originally in New York, the style spread across America and particularly into the South. Important makers succeeding Roux and Boudouine were John Henry Belter and Joseph Meeks, although the style is associated with the Belter name by the general public.

The artistry of Thomas A. Warner's carving is startling. The pierced grape and vine pattern and rose carvings on the apron and cabriole legs exhibit his skills beautifully. The stretchers support a carved bowl of fruit.