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Bench

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Wood, glass
  • Place Made: Switzerland
  • DATES ca. 1895
    DIMENSIONS 33 x 54 1/2 x 17 in. (83.8 x 138.4 x 43.2 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 1990.230.3
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1990.230.3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
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    Trauffer (attributed to a member of the family). <em>Bench</em>, 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)