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Tilt-top table

1949.322 (RS119442)

Description

Rectangular top with rounded corners, gilt edges. Circular metal lock, underside; raised, gilded scene of tree, path leading to pagoda, man and boy in boat, fisherman. Modified S-scroll legs form tripod base. Vase and ring turned pedestal terminates in square top support. Base: black with gold painted leaf motifs, linear highlights on legs.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1840
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
beech (wood)
gilding
hardwood
japanning
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Beech
Boat
boats
Chinoiserie
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Fisherman
fishermen (people)
Gilded
gilding
hardwood
Hardwood
Japanned
japanning
Orientalism
Pagoda
Possibly beech (wood)
S Scroll
S-scrolls
TABLE
tables (support furniture)
tilt-top tables
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Dimensions
27.25 x 25.75 (HxW), 16.125 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.322
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7488

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