Coffee Table with Metal Legs (CTM)
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Molded plywood, chromed metal, wood, rubber
Designed 1946; Manufactured 1949-1957
15 3/8 x 34 1/8 x 33 3/4 in. (39.1 x 86.7 x 85.7 cm) (show scale)
Affixed to underside of table top near edge, rectangular sticker (half peach, half white) printed: "[in black] Home Sweet Home / Moving & Storage Co., Inc. / [in peach] LOT NO. PIECE NO. / [stamped in black] 7267 104"
Affixed to wooden "X" underneath table top, white rectangular sticker, handwritten in ink: "109"
Gift of Paul F. Walter
"CTM" coffee table with molded plywood top supported by four chromed metal legs. Round table top has large shallow depression in center and flat rim (resembles a dinner plate). Tubular legs are bent and soldered together to form flat X-shaped support for table top; bolted to wooden "X" painted black that is glued to underside of tabletop. Legs terminate in round disk feet with black rubber collars.
CONDITION: Good; few small marks in table top; all-over corrosion on legs, one foot has fallen off (but is preserved).
Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978). Coffee Table with Metal Legs (CTM), Designed 1946; Manufactured 1949-1957. Molded plywood, chromed metal, wood, rubber, 15 3/8 x 34 1/8 x 33 3/4 in. (39.1 x 86.7 x 85.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1991.261.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.261.1.jpg)
overall, 1991.261.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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