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Clamp Table

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Plywood, MDF, Parallam, acrylic, metal
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES Designed and Manufactured 1997
    DIMENSIONS Overall: 29 1/2 x 31 3/8 x 24 in. (74.9 x 79.7 x 61 cm) Tabletop only: 3 x 24 7/8 x 24 in. (7.6 x 63.2 x 61 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Molded, raised letters on heads of bolts: (1) "THE [?] / S30400" (2) "LFS / S30400" (3) & (4) -- not visible during cataloguing, need to be checked & recorded
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2000.103.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the artist
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION "Clamp Table" with four metal legs and square tabletop of plywood, MDF, paralam, and acrylic strips. Silver-colored, hollow, brushed metal rectangular legs with metal and rubber disk feet; legs connected near top by flat rectangular stretcher across sides and upright rectangular stretcher across front and back. Set into front and back stretchers is thick, square tabletop which is narrower than the width between legs; a large bolt is screwed through top of each leg and presses against the side of tabletop (as if "clamping" it together). Tabletop consists of uniform rectangular bands that run length of table, between a thin metal plate at each side; each band composed of strips of, from one side to the other: plywood, blue plastic, orange plastic, frosted colorless plastic, white plastic, multicolored plastic, plywood, colorless plastic, a different type of plywood. Surface of table slightly uneven, as if strips are not properly aligned. CONDITION: Good.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Harry Allen (American, born 1964). Clamp Table, Designed and Manufactured 1997. Plywood, MDF, Parallam, acrylic, metal, Overall: 29 1/2 x 31 3/8 x 24 in. (74.9 x 79.7 x 61 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 2000.103.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2000.103.1_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 2000.103.1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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