Book Stand

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1775-1825

GUSN

GUSN-2423

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

Descriptive Terms

stands (support furniture)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
turning (shaping process)
Chippendale
Wood
Painted
Chippendale
Stand, Book

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

39 1/2 x 20 x 23 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.446