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Dining Table

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ATTRIBUTED TO Duncan Phyfe, 1768-1854
MEDIUM Mahogany
DATES ca. 1800
DIMENSIONS 29 1/2 x 48 x 78 in. (74.9 x 121.9 x 198.1 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1997.150.15a-c
CREDIT LINE Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Duncan Phyfe (1768-1854). Dining Table, ca. 1800. Mahogany, 29 1/2 x 48 x 78 in. (74.9 x 121.9 x 198.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney, 1997.150.15a-c. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 1997.150.15a-c_IMLS_SL2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Federal style dining table comprised of two end pedestals each mounted to half of top (a-b) and a middle leaf (c). The two pedestals each consist of a reeded-edge table top on a lathe-turned pillar with four splayed legs. The tops of the pillars are urn-shaped, and the front face of each of the legs is carved in a waterleaf design on the upper portion and widely reeded on the lower portion. The legs terminate in brass paw feet with casters. The edge of the middle leaf is also reeded. CONDITION: Good. Some scratches on table top and nicks on the edges. The finish is slightly alligatored. The piece was fumigated after entering the museum, as the discovery of frass indicated possible insect infestation.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (77%)
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