On View: Decorative Art, 19th Century, 4th Floor
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) (show scale)
The inside of the frieze has an old paper label inscribed "A.S.Hatch (?)"
Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
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Unknown. Center Table, 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)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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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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