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MEDIUM Wood, silver leaf
  • Place Made: Venice, Italy
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 32 x 19 x 19 in. (81.3 x 48.3 x 48.3 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 1990.230.7
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE group, CUR.1990.230.6_1990.230.7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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