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Tea Table

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ATTRIBUTED TO Job Townsend
MEDIUM Mahogany
DATES 1730-1740
DIMENSIONS 25 3/4 x 32 x 19 in. (65.4 x 81.3 x 48.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 65.275
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund and Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Job Townsend. Tea Table, 1730-1740. Mahogany, 25 3/4 x 32 x 19 in. (65.4 x 81.3 x 48.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund and Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett, 65.275. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 65.275_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Rectangular tea table with tray top on cabriole legs terminating in pointed or slipper feet. The molding of the tray around the top is concave with an extra curve at the top. This molding fits on a convex trim that projects over the skirt all the way around. A half-round molding is added to the skirt to create a straight line from the juncture of the legs and skirt all the way around. The legs have the pointed knee which is characteristic of New England furniture. CONDITION: Point of one foot has been chipped and there is a minor scratch to the surface on one side of the skirt.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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