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Tilt-top table

1949.317 (RS119436)

Description

Round, black top with central Oriental scene surrounded by elaborate border of foliage, birds, and insects. Top rests on birdcage mechanism. Turned pedestal and flat tripod base both with gilded flower and insect motif. Ball and paw feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1830
Location of origin
China
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
gilding
lacquering
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
Bird
Birdcage
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Foliage
foliation (pattern)
Gilded
gilding
Insect
insect
Lacquered
lacquering
scrolling foliage
TABLE
tables (support furniture)
tilt-top tables
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
31 x 36 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.317
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7486

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