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Table

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Wood, silver leaf, polychrome
  • Possible Place Made: Florence, Italy
  • DATES ca. 1890
    DIMENSIONS 45 x 33 1/4 x 24 1/4 in. (114.3 x 84.5 x 61.6 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 1990.230.9
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Andre Baccetti. Table, ca. 1890. Wood, silver leaf, polychrome, 45 x 33 1/4 x 24 1/4 in. (114.3 x 84.5 x 61.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman, 1990.230.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1990.230.8_1990.230.9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1990.230.8_1990.230.9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION En suite with 1990.230.8 Peacock Chair. Center Table; Silver gilt and polychrome wood. Irregular oval top with over-all curved peacock feathers. At center, pair of free-standing carved peacocks standing in opposite directions, one bird biting beak of other, in silver, blue, red, white and black, their tails spreading on to table top. Central curving tree trunk pedestal in light brown and green terminating in quaternate roots supported by quaternate rock-like base. Four large freestanding leaves attached to pedestal trunk. CONDITION - Very good condition. Surface dirty. Loss to end of peacock's body at juncture to tail. On table top; other with crack at juncture of body and tail. Leaves loose at attachment with pedestal (previously broken off and poorly reattached). Small holes in tops of birds' heads (missing crest feathers?).
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    Andre Baccetti. <em>Table</em>, ca. 1890. Wood, silver leaf, polychrome, 45 x 33 1/4 x 24 1/4 in.  (114.3 x 84.5 x 61.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman, 1990.230.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1990.230.8_1990.230.9.jpg)