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Table

A work made of rosewood, rosewood veneer, and walnut paint-grained rosewood (secondary woods: ash, bird's eye maple, and walnut), with brass, copper, shell, ebony, and mother-of-pearl inlay, and gilt-brass feet.
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  • A work made of rosewood, rosewood veneer, and walnut paint-grained rosewood (secondary woods: ash, bird's eye maple, and walnut), with brass, copper, shell, ebony, and mother-of-pearl inlay, and gilt-brass feet.

Date:

c. 1880

Artist:

Attributed to A. & H. Lejambre
American, active 1865–1907
Philadelphia

About this artwork

Lightweight and portable, this table could be moved from room to room as needed to hold and display household goods. Yet it could also stand alone as an object to be admired, attesting to the celebration of functional items as art objects that ourished during the Aesthetic Movement of the late 19th century. Its luxurious materials, including rosewood, ebony, and mother-of-pearl, enhance the dynamic hexagonal design with its asymmetrical inlay of iridescent insects crawling across the surface.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 273

Artist

A. & H. Lejambre

Title

Table

Origin

Philadelphia

Date

c. 1880

Medium

Rosewood, rosewood veneer, and walnut paint-grained rosewood (secondary woods: ash, bird's eye maple, and walnut), with brass, copper, shell, ebony, and mother-of-pearl inlay, and gilt-brass feet

Inscriptions

Incised on underside of tabletop: PL217

Dimensions

70.8 × 93 × 49.9 cm (27 7/8 × 36 5/8 × 19 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

2018.122

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