Low Estrado Table
At home in Spanish America, the hostess entertained her female guests in the estrado seated on cushions on the floor around a low table like this one. In contrast, British Americans would have sat on side chairs around a taller tea table like the tray-top version nearby inspired by Thomas Chippendale’s designs.
En el estrado de las casas de Hispanoamérica, la anfitriona entretenía a sus invitadas sentadas sobre cojines en el suelo alrededor de una mesa baja como ésta. Los británicoamericanos, por otro lado, se hubieran sentado en sillas laterales alrededor de una mesa de té más alta, como la versión cercana inspirada en los diseños de Thomas Chippendale.
second half of the 18th century
20 1/2 x 50 x 28 1/2 in. (52.1 x 127 x 72.4 cm)
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Frank L. Babbott Fund, Frank Sherman Benson Fund, Carll H. de Silver Fund, A. Augustus Healy Fund, Caroline A.L. Pratt Fund, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, and Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Low Estrado Table, second half of the 18th century. Mahogany, 20 1/2 x 50 x 28 1/2 in. (52.1 x 127 x 72.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, Frank Sherman Benson Fund, Carll H. de Silver Fund, A. Augustus Healy Fund, Caroline A.L. Pratt Fund, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, and Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 48.206.10. Creative Commons-BY
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Rococo in style, this table has a scalloped apron and top. Four drawers, two on each long side, and a single blind drawer at each end, are embellished with distinctive cross-hatching and pierced shell carving. Carved cabriole legs end in ball-and-claw feet with anklets, multiple toes, and tufts of hair at the heel.
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