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Table, One of Pair

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Chromed steel, wood
DATES ca. 1937
DIMENSIONS 21 7/8 x 26 x 13 in. (55.6 x 66 x 33 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Marked on underside of table in red chalk: "3115 / 3450 [other illegible numbers]"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 85.159.3_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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