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Bench

Decorative Arts

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
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 76.143
    CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    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
    IMAGE overall, 76.143_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (82%)
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