Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Round stand

Date:
1760–90
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany
Dimensions:
28 1/4 x 21 1/2 x 21 in. (71.8 x 54.6 x 53.3 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.110.44
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 722
While frill-carved rims, such as that on the top of this stand is common on eighteenth-century English tables, the shape of the legs and feet, the fine foliate carving on the knees, and the compressed-ball turning on the pillar are characteristic of Philadelphia rococo furniture.
descended in the Lawrence family, Philadelphia; George S. Palmer, New London, Connecticut, until 1918
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