Attributed to Job Townsend. <em>Tea Table</em>, 1730-1740. Mahogany, 25 3/4 x 32 x 19 in. (65.4 x 81.3 x 48.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund and Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett, 65.275. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 65.275_acetate_bw.jpg)

Tea Table

Artist:Job Townsend

Medium: Mahogany

Geograhical Locations:


Dimensions: 25 3/4 x 32 x 19 in. (65.4 x 81.3 x 48.3 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 65.275

Image: 65.275_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Rectangular tea table with tray top on cabriole legs terminating in pointed or slipper feet. The molding of the tray around the top is concave with an extra curve at the top. This molding fits on a convex trim that projects over the skirt all the way around. A half-round molding is added to the skirt to create a straight line from the juncture of the legs and skirt all the way around. The legs have the pointed knee which is characteristic of New England furniture. CONDITION: Point of one foot has been chipped and there is a minor scratch to the surface on one side of the skirt.

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