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    Clamp Table

    • Designer: Harry Allen, American, born 1964
    • Manufacturer: Harry Allen & Associates
    • Medium: Plywood, MDF, Parallam, acrylic, metal
    • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
    • Dates: Designed and Manufactured 1997
    • Dimensions: Overall: 29 1/2 x 31 3/8 x 24 in. (74.9 x 79.7 x 61 cm) Tabletop only: 3 x 24 7/8 x 24 in. (7.6 x 63.2 x 61 cm)  (show scale)
    • Markings: Molded, raised letters on heads of bolts: (1) "THE [?] / S30400" (2) "LFS / S30400" (3) & (4) -- not visible during cataloguing, need to be checked & recorded
    • Collections:Decorative Arts
    • Museum Location: This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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    • Accession Number: 2000.103.1
    • Credit Line: Gift of the artist
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Harry Allen (American, born 1964). Clamp Table, Designed and Manufactured 1997. Plywood, MDF, Parallam, acrylic, metal, Overall: 29 1/2 x 31 3/8 x 24 in. (74.9 x 79.7 x 61 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 2000.103.1. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 2000.103.1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: "Clamp Table" with four metal legs and square tabletop of plywood, MDF, paralam, and acrylic strips. Silver-colored, hollow, brushed metal rectangular legs with metal and rubber disk feet; legs connected near top by flat rectangular stretcher across sides and upright rectangular stretcher across front and back. Set into front and back stretchers is thick, square tabletop which is narrower than the width between legs; a large bolt is screwed through top of each leg and presses against the side of tabletop (as if "clamping" it together). Tabletop consists of uniform rectangular bands that run length of table, between a thin metal plate at each side; each band composed of strips of, from one side to the other: plywood, blue plastic, orange plastic, frosted colorless plastic, white plastic, multicolored plastic, plywood, colorless plastic, a different type of plywood. Surface of table slightly uneven, as if strips are not properly aligned. CONDITION: Good.
    • Record Completeness: Good (76%)
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