On View: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
Wood, Papier Mache, Mother-of-pearl
43 x 25 1/2 x 14 in. (109.2 x 64.8 x 35.6 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman
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Etagere, ca. 1850. Wood, Papier Mache, Mother-of-pearl, 43 x 25 1/2 x 14 in. (109.2 x 64.8 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman, 1990.230.14. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1990.230.14.jpg)
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Étagère: Papier Mache, wood. Mother of pearl inlay. Ebonized. Three scalloped edged demi-lune shelves of decreasing size with scalloped conforming gilt trimmed skirts. Top of each shelf with mother of pearl inlay flowers with gilt and red painted highlights. Raised on three bulbous turned feet, each shelf supported by three turned baluster shape uprights with turned finials above each shelf. Scalloped pyramidal back splat to each shelf decorated with mother of pearl floral with red and gilt painted highlights.
CONDITION - Very good. Slight wobble to structure. Upright balusters between top and middle shelves loose.
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