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Pedestal

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Wood
  • Place Made: England
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 45 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 12 in. (114.9 x 39.4 x 30.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1990.230.11
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Pedestal, late 19th century. Wood, 45 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 12 in. (114.9 x 39.4 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman, 1990.230.11. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1990.230.11.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1990.230.11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pedestal or Stand: Wood, base formed from segment of gnarled root to roughly triangular form with three feet, one of which is a natural outgrowth of root, two of which are added on. Columnar support, also formed of gnarled root, has root tendrils near base, section above, where root bifurcates; and becomes four stems near junction with top. Some of the support is an irregularly shaped oval with edges carved to appear a natural cross section of tree limb. CONDITION - Good. Some separation to joints in applied root parts. One joint near top where stem branches secured with modern screw; another fracture near tabletop is secured with two modern screws. Top originally secured to support by three screws, one of which is now a modern replacement. Some damage to finish on edges of top.
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     <em>Pedestal</em>, late 19th century. Wood, 45 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 12 in.  (114.9 x 39.4 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman, 1990.230.11. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1990.230.11.jpg)