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Plant Stand

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Wicker, wood
  • Reportedly From: France
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 32 x 30 x 23 1/2 in. (81.3 x 76.2 x 59.7 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 1990.230.12
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Plant Stand, late 19th century. Wicker, wood, 32 x 30 x 23 1/2 in. (81.3 x 76.2 x 59.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman, 1990.230.12. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1990.230.12.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Plant Stand: Wicker and wood. Dark brown stain. Oval plank top surrounded by openwork woven wicker that extends and flares below and rises, flares and turns downward above. Rough hewn solid wood cylindrical pedestal supported on x-shaped stretchers. From stretcher ends clusters of three bent twigs rise and curve inward to pedestal secured by circular wood ring then flare out at straight angle to support plank top. Woven braids scroll at top of stretchers and at attachment to pedestal. Woven braids outline each stretcher and form open work knots that trail up sides of pedestal. CONDITION - Good condition. Numerous breaks and minor losses to open work wicker especially around top. Joints of three boards of plank top separated. One of the four large scrolls to pedestal lacking. Underside shows areas of red stain that is also visible elsewhere on object below dark brown stain.
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    Plant Stand