Allen & Brother (1847-1902). <em>Center Table</em>, ca. 1875. Cherry, marble, 31 5/8 x 44 3/4 x 29 1/4 in. (80.3 x 113.7 x 74.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 1994.153. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1994.153_transp565.jpg)

Center Table

Artist:Allen & Brother

Medium: Cherry, marble

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1875

Dimensions: 31 5/8 x 44 3/4 x 29 1/4 in. (80.3 x 113.7 x 74.3 cm)


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

Accession Number: 1994.153

Image: 1994.153_transp565.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Center Table, cherry with opaque white finish and overall gilt incised decoration, with variegated gray, beige, pink marble top with extended bracket corners and brackets at mid-points on four sides. Round legs raised on elaborate square section with carved gilt rosettes and stylized leaves and square sections above with inverted elongated gilt triangular motifs. Side stretchers with down turned terminals and centered palmettes topped with five gilt spheres. Center stretcher with similar, larger centered palmette raised on low triangular form with dense gilt reeding. Arched apron with six spheres to underside on each half of long sides and large drop finials at corners of top with inverted pyramidal form support on long side horizontal pole with eleven attached gilt rings with circular terminals with eight gilt spheres and centered flattened finial. Condition: Very good. White finish largely intact, but dirty. Losses to gold and some repainting of gold has oxidized a darker orange/gold.

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