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The Dance Class, 1874. Edgar Degas. Bequest of Mrs. Harry Payne Bingham, 1986.

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 815


This work by Edgar Degas was completed in 1874 and features ballerinas and their parents along with conductor Jules Perrot, a famous ballet master.

This work captures a single moment in time, a scene you may have discovered had you walked into that room in the early 1870s.

Degas took special interest in depicting movement and delicate details. As he is quoted, “my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes.”


Soft, Graceful, Gossamer


Pirouette is inspired by the waves and delicacy of a ballerina’s tutu. Waving layers of wood are finished like gossamer marble and braced with hand-forged metal.

A 130-inch glass top completes this remarkable accent piece, tapered like the classic form of a ballet pointe shoe.

130″L x 18″D x 32″H, 475lbs.

*Limited Edition – Only 70 Available

Join the Story

“Each day of your life ebbs and flows with highlights and low points. The ruffles represent how a day goes – minute by minute, hour by hour. As the day progresses, minutes and hours blend. The glass top represents reaching forward to tomorrow and the next goal or step in life. It teaches me to embrace life, give it my all, don’t shift the blame, be a great steward. Be relentless in pursuit of excellence.”

— Ernest Hershberger, Founder of Abner Henry

Pirouette Console Table