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Coffee Table

Decorative Arts and Design

CULTURE American
MEDIUM Wood, glazed earthenware, leather
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1939
    DIMENSIONS 11 3/8 x 41 1/2 x 25 3/8 in. (28.9 x 105.4 x 64.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Hollis K. Thayer
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Cypress glazed Dutch earthenware tiles, leather thongs. Art moderne style. Rectangular top with frame effect: a group of iridescent blue tiles set within beveled frame, washed in gold and blue, is visually supported within outer frame by means of a mesh of woven leather thongs. Four saber-type legs, tapering and square in section support the frames at each corner. Condition: Good. One of tiles cracked diagonally in two places; legs somewhat scuffed.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION American. Coffee Table, ca. 1939. Wood, glazed earthenware, leather, 11 3/8 x 41 1/2 x 25 3/8 in. (28.9 x 105.4 x 64.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Hollis K. Thayer, 71.96. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.96_cropped_bw_IMLS.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 71.96_cropped_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 6/1972
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