Attributed to Robert Harrold (American, born England, 18th century). <em>Tray-Top Table</em>, ca. 1770. Mahogany and mahogany veneer, 29 1/4 x 34 1/2 x 23 1/2in. (74.3 x 87.6 x 59.7cm). Brooklyn Museum, Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney, 1997.150.16. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.150.16_PS6.jpg)

Tray-Top Table

Artist:Robert Harrold

Medium: Mahogany and mahogany veneer

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1770

Dimensions: 29 1/4 x 34 1/2 x 23 1/2in. (74.3 x 87.6 x 59.7cm)


Museum Location: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, From Colonies to States, 1660–1830


Accession Number: 1997.150.16

Image: 1997.150.16_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Tea Table, tray top, mahogany and mahogany veneer, Chippendale style. Scallop-rimmed rectangular top and four legs joined by crossed arch stretchers with a pierced flame-shaped finial at the crossing. Undecorated apron of mahogany veneer with single bands of applied molding around the top and bottom. Pierced fretwork brackets support each leg at the top corner. The crossed stretchers themselves are made up of two opposing, molded C-scrolls. The outer sides of the rectangular legs are molded; the inner sides are chamfered along the edge. The four castors which are not original to the table have been removed.

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