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Center Table

Decorative Arts

On View: Decorative Art, 19th Century, 4th Floor
MAKER Unknown
MEDIUM Rosewood, marble, cast iron
  • Possible Place Made: New York, United States
  • DATES 1855-1860
    DIMENSIONS 27 1/2 x 43 1/8 x 25 1/16 in. (69.9 x 109.5 x 63.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS The inside of the frieze has an old paper label inscribed "A.S.Hatch (?)"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Decorative Art, 19th Century, 4th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.1.2a-b
    CREDIT LINE Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Unknown. Center Table, 1855-1860. Rosewood, marble, cast iron , 27 1/2 x 43 1/8 x 25 1/16 in. (69.9 x 109.5 x 63.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 2013.1.2a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2013.1.2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2013.1.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A rectangular center table (a) with removable white marble top (b) with light gray streaking, rounded corners and beveled edges. The rosewood skirt decorated throughout with evenly spaced quatrefoils above a carved molding of alternating elongated ovals and rounded disks, above a scalloped lower frieze terminating in acorn-shaped finials. The four corners of the table adorned with cast iron bearded full-faced masks above cast iron bulls’ legs, the tops decorated with a swirled wave-pattern and terminating in realistically rendered lower legs and hooves. CONDITION: Overall good condition, retaining original dark patina of cast iron elements. Wood elements in good condition, except for a missing section of molding below the mask on one of the four corners of the table. Marble stained.
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    Unknown. <em>Center Table</em>, 1855-1860. Rosewood, marble, cast iron
, 27 1/2 x 43 1/8 x 25 1/16 in. (69.9 x 109.5 x 63.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 2013.1.2a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2013.1.2.jpg)