Tilt-top table

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1840

GUSN

GUSN-7488

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

Descriptive Terms

tilt-top tables
tables (support furniture)
beech (wood)
gilding
hardwood
japanning
turning (shaping process)
boats
Chinoiserie
figure- and animal-derived motifs
fishermen (people)
Orientalism
S-scrolls
Beech
Japanned
Gilded
Orientalism
Chinoiserie
Pagoda
Boat
Fisherman
S Scroll
Turned
Hardwood
TABLE

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

27.25 x 25.75 (HxW), 16.125 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.322