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Decorative Arts

On View: 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
MEDIUM Wood, Papier Mache, Mother-of-pearl
  • Possible Place Made: Birmingham, England
  • DATES ca. 1850
    DIMENSIONS 43 x 25 1/2 x 14 in. (109.2 x 64.8 x 35.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view on the 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1990.230.14
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1990.230.14.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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