Wood, silver leaf
late 19th or early 20th century
32 x 19 x 19 in. (81.3 x 48.3 x 48.3 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman
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Possibly Pauley et Cie. Table, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, silver leaf, 32 x 19 x 19 in. (81.3 x 48.3 x 48.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman, 1990.230.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.1990.230.6_1990.230.7.jpg)
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Table: Wood, gesso. Tripod base formed of three conch-shell like elements, which terminate in pad feet, each with a dark finish but silvered surface in concave central sections. The legs join central pedestal of table and on front of table there is a concave reserve, silvered between the two legs. Central pedestal rises in a wavy line to table top where it divides into five parts, the entire carved to look like a plant branch, silvered with oxidized patina, its head appearing in the front center of pedestal. Top of table is formed in the shape of a flattened scallop shell with silvered surface and dark, rustic edges.
CONDITION - Surface damaged in places throughout, especially on table top and one large loss to pedestal. Evidence of old infestation on pedestal. One flange of scallop shell broken and previously repairs.
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