Courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society, [XX.1.73]
New York, Ca. 1810-1819
Attributed to Charles-Honore Lannueir (fl. 1803-1819)
80.5 x 40.75 x 24.75 inches
Brass, Mahogany, White Pine
"History: Baltimore architect James Bosley Noel Wyatt (1847-1926) believed the cheval glass had been originally owned in the Fayette Street house of his aunt Elizabeth Noel(1797-1851) and her husband, James Bosley(c. 1779-1843). His parents, Margaret Noel(1812-1897) and WIlliam Edward Wyatt, Jr.(1816-1866), had been married in the house in 1843 and lived there unitl after his birth."
"The attribution to Lannuier, the great French emigre cabinetmaker, is based on both provenance and design. Teh cheval glass is from the same house as the Lannuier parlor set and it dates from the same period. Also, labeled Lannuier pieces have similar columns with the same highly figured mahogany veneers. The overall suberb quality of the materials and elaboration of the design are also characteristic of Lannuier's workshop."