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1991.446 (RS21386)

Description

A Chippendale music stand with a tripod base, with turned baluster and adjustable tilt support with brass candle holder. It has a turned central column that terminates in three snake feet. A horizontal arm fitted with a wooden screw projects from the back of the column. Into this fits a round member which goes up through the back of the stand and ends in a candle socket. The screw allows the arm to be raised and lowered thereby changing the position of the reading surface. It has its original brown finish.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1825
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
Chippendale
Painted
painting (coating)
Stand, Book
stands (support furniture)
turning (shaping process)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
39 1/2 x 20 x 23 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.446
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2423

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