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MEDIUM Painted cast iron
  • Place Manufactured: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1895
    DIMENSIONS 39 3/4 x 43 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (101 x 110.5 x 37.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Cast on bottom of center section of back: "PETER TIMMES SON BROOKLYN N. Y. / PAT. MAY 7, 1895"; Cast on back center section beneath crest: "PAT. MAY 7, 1895"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bench, cast iron painted silver; back consists of three square sections, the center with a higher crest rail; flanking squares are scroll screens surrounded by rope border with stylized acanthus crests; center square, similar but with diamond shape in center; seat perforated in cross and circle motif; skirt of seat is roping suspending stylized acanthus on front and sides; scrolled arms and legs with scroll front to back stretchers at sides. CONDITION: Seat cracked at proper left; paint worn on seat and proper left arm.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Peter Timmes Son. Bench, ca. 1895. Painted cast iron, 39 3/4 x 43 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (101 x 110.5 x 37.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 76.143. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.143_bw.jpg)
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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