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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Possible Place Made: Connecticut, United States
  • DATES ca. 1780-1800
    DIMENSIONS 26 1/4 x 20 x 19 1/2in. (66.7 x 50.8 x 49.5cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Under table top, label written: "117"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1997.150.18
    CREDIT LINE Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Stand, ca. 1780-1800. Cherry, 26 1/4 x 20 x 19 1/2in. (66.7 x 50.8 x 49.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney, 1997.150.18. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 1997.150.18_transp691.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Federal style cherry tilt-top stand. Top in the shape of a square with serpentine edges and ovolo corners with metal latch on underside to secure and release the top. Top tilts with corners of the square top pointing up and down. Central standard in the form of ringed column over tall urn. Snake footed tripod base. Protruding knees with carved rosettes. Scalloping below center standard and at the underside of the upper portions of two legs. One leg without scalloping. Metal bracket system below central standard, securing dovetail joints where legs and standard meet. CONDITION - Replaced screw support brace connecting table top to pillar. A replaced leg without scalloping and a broken and glued portion of the large foot stabilized by several tacks. Another leg with break at mid-point, stabilized by screw. Modern metal bracket system below central pillar, also new wooden fragments.
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