Decorative Arts and Design
33 x 54 1/2 x 17 in. (83.8 x 138.4 x 43.2 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman
Bench: Wood and glass. Realistically carved dark stained standing adult bears with open-mouthed heads turned up and towards front support rectangular three-plank seat illusionistically carved with wood grain and knots. Scrolling openwork arms as tree members. Arched open-work back also as scrolling tree members with oak leaves and acorn clusters centering open-work oval with full-face bear with out-stretched arms, head facing to proper right. Back central rectangular leg carved as tree member. All bears with inset amber and black glass eyes.
CONDITION - Very good condition. Minor wear and scratches to seat top and back.
This item is not on view
Trauffer (attributed to a member of the family). Bench, ca. 1895. Wood, glass, 33 x 54 1/2 x 17 in. (83.8 x 138.4 x 43.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman, 1990.230.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1990.230.3.jpg)
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