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Nightstand, Part of a "Cottage" Bedroom Suite

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Wood, pigment, marble, metal
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES ca. 1850
    DIMENSIONS 30 3/4 x 17 3/8 x 15 5/8 in. (78.1 x 44.1 x 39.7 cm)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 81.114.3a-b
    CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Nightstand, Part of a "Cottage" Bedroom Suite, ca. 1850. Wood, pigment, marble, metal, 30 3/4 x 17 3/8 x 15 5/8 in. (78.1 x 44.1 x 39.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 81.114.3a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 81.114.3_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION (a) Vertical rectangular painted black with elaborate gilt and polychrome decoration. Convex front with a small drawer below the top with gold symmetrical wreath around centered round gold-colored metal pull with central drop. Convex lower door with recessed center oval decorated with asymmetrical gold floral motif with red flower centered at bottom and green foliage above; pull missing. Join of front and sides with round profile decorate with carved and gold applied leaves and berry clusters below top and at feet. (b) White/gray shaped marble top with beveled edge and rounded front corners. One thin shelf (prop81.114.3a-b) (broken) inside the stand which is not original to the stand. Condition: Vertical crack to front door. Over-all scratching. Loss to paint and wood at join of door to cabinet proper right.
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    Nightstand, Part of a "Cottage" Bedroom Suite