Tilt-top table

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1800-1830

GUSN

GUSN-7486

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

Descriptive Terms

tilt-top tables
tables (support furniture)
gilding
lacquering
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
foliation (pattern)
scrolling foliage
insect
Lacquered
Foliage
Bird
Insect
Birdcage
Gilded
TABLE

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

China

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

31 x 36 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.317