Unknown. <em>Center Table</em>, 1855–1860. Rosewood, marble, cast iron
, 27 1/2 x 43 1/8 x 25 1/16 in. (69.9 x 109.5 x 63.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 2013.1.2a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2013.1.2.jpg)

Center Table


Medium: Rosewood, marble, cast iron

Geograhical Locations:


Dimensions: 27 1/2 x 43 1/8 x 25 1/16 in. (69.9 x 109.5 x 63.7 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 19th Century, 4th Floor

Accession Number: 2013.1.2a-b

Image: CUR.2013.1.2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A rectangular center table (a) with removable white marble top (b) with light gray streaking, rounded corners and beveled edges. The rosewood skirt decorated throughout with evenly spaced quatrefoils above a carved molding of alternating elongated ovals and rounded disks, above a scalloped lower frieze terminating in acorn-shaped finials. The four corners of the table adorned with cast iron bearded full-faced masks above cast iron bulls’ legs, the tops decorated with a swirled wave-pattern and terminating in realistically rendered lower legs and hooves. CONDITION: Overall good condition, retaining original dark patina of cast iron elements. Wood elements in good condition, except for a missing section of molding below the mask on one of the four corners of the table. Marble stained.

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