Table, One of Pair
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Chromed steel, wood
21 7/8 x 26 x 13 in. (55.6 x 66 x 33 cm) (show scale)
Marked on underside of table in red chalk: "3115 / 3450 [other illegible numbers]"
H. Randolph Lever Fund
Pier table with semi-circular top of painted black wood and three legs of flat chromed steel bands. A single U-shaped band forms the two side legs and bottom stretcher of table. The middle leg consists of a group of three evenly spaced parallel bands set perpendicular to the side legs and bolted to the center of the stretcher. Tabletop is mounted to legs with screws. This semi-circular table is one of pair (with 85.159.4); it can also be used together with its mate to form a single, circular occasional table.
CONDITION: Fair; table shows considerable wear, including minor losses, scratches, and stains throughout; bolts are rusted. Significant pitting to many surfaces. Significant wear to top edges which come into contact with top. Chrome-plating significantly worn on many surfaces especially all top and outer surfaces. Masking tape used in packing removed.
Alfons Bach (American, born Germany, 1904-1999). Table, One of Pair, ca. 1937. Chromed steel, wood, 21 7/8 x 26 x 13 in. (55.6 x 66 x 33 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 85.159.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.159.3_bw.jpg)
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