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MEDIUM Macassar ebony veneer with ivory inlay on mahogany
  • Place Manufactured: France
  • DATES ca. 1923
    DIMENSIONS 14 3/4 x 31 3/8 x 31 3/8 in., 36.5 lb. (37.5 x 79.7 x 79.7 cm, 16.56kg)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 71.150.6
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Joseph F. McCrindle, Mrs. Richard M. Palmer, Charles C. Paterson, Raymond Worgelt, and an anonymous donor
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French, 1879-1933). Table, ca. 1923. Macassar ebony veneer with ivory inlay on mahogany, 14 3/4 x 31 3/8 x 31 3/8 in., 36.5 lb. (37.5 x 79.7 x 79.7 cm, 16.56kg). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Joseph F. McCrindle, Mrs. Richard M. Palmer, Charles C. Paterson, Raymond Worgelt, and an anonymous donor, 71.150.6. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 71.150.6_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Table, round, macassar ebony veneer with ivory inlay on mahogany. Circular base on six small block feet surmounted by circular top of same size. Six pairs of square section legs join top to base at outside edge. Ivory bands around bottom of each leg (with total of 48 pieces of ivory), vertical string inlay of ivory around outside top edge (about 760 pieces of ivory), circle of 130 small ivory dots on top, about three inches from outside edge. Condition: Excellent; when purchased by the Museum, some restoration was done on the piece. Some of the ivory inlay had to be replaced and some veneer was gone from the side of the leg.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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