<em>Pedestal</em>, late 19th century. Wood, 45 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 12 in.  (114.9 x 39.4 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman, 1990.230.11. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1990.230.11.jpg)


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 45 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 12 in. (114.9 x 39.4 x 30.5 cm)


Accession Number: 1990.230.11

Image: CUR.1990.230.11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Pedestal or Stand: Wood, base formed from segment of gnarled root to roughly triangular form with three feet, one of which is a natural outgrowth of root, two of which are added on. Columnar support, also formed of gnarled root, has root tendrils near base, section above, where root bifurcates; and becomes four stems near junction with top. Some of the support is an irregularly shaped oval with edges carved to appear a natural cross section of tree limb. CONDITION - Good. Some separation to joints in applied root parts. One joint near top where stem branches secured with modern screw; another fracture near tabletop is secured with two modern screws. Top originally secured to support by three screws, one of which is now a modern replacement. Some damage to finish on edges of top.

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