• Chinese Export Porcelain Openwork Basket with Pitt Armorial
    Chinese Export Porcelain Openwork Basket with Pitt Armorial
  • Bombe Desk and Bookcase
    Bombe Desk and Bookcase
  • The Landing of the Pilgrims
    The Landing of the Pilgrims
  • Side Chairs
    Side Chairs
  • Penn's Treaty with the Indians
    Penn's Treaty with the Indians
 
  • Artist/Maker Harding, Samuel (d. 1758)
  • Date Made c. 1750
  • Place Made
  • Materials Wood; Mahogany; Atlantic White Cedar; Yellow Pine
  • Measurements
  • Gift of Mrs. Anne C. Bienstock
  • Room
  • Accession # 1992.0028

Tea Table

In this rococo masterpiece, the carver’s art and the cabinetmaker’s sense of proportion and sure handling of line create a graceful platform for the tea ceremony, a central part of daily life in upper-class colonial America.