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MEDIUM Calamander and zebrawood inlaid on oak and deal
  • Place Made: London, England
  • DATES ca. 1820
    DIMENSIONS Overall: 36 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (92.7 x 54.6 x 21.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 68.202.13
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Mary Hayward Weir
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION British. Bookcase, ca. 1820. Calamander and zebrawood inlaid on oak and deal, Overall: 36 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (92.7 x 54.6 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Mary Hayward Weir, 68.202.13. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 68.202.13_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Marble top; ormolu fittings. Regency style. Rectangular grey marble top with turreted front corners fitted with open arcaded three-quarter gallery. Top surmounts frieze section with inlaid panels on front and sides; ormolu moldings. Turreted corners. Central , large section with single rectangular drawer in front; center panel lined with pleated peach-colored silk, framed with ormolu moldigns veneered stiles and rails. Flanked on either side by tubular ormolu stiles with acanthus bracelets in center and capping terminals. Four turned ebonized feet capped with ormolu cups. Interior with two adjustable shelves with cross-banded veneer and ormolu strips in front. Condition: Good. Feet delicate; show signs of repair. About eight chips of inlay missing (small). Former repairs.
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