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Round Tea Table

Date:
ca. 1765
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany
Dimensions:
H. 27 1/2 in. (69.9 cm); Diam. 33 3/8 in. (84.8 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.115.31
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 752
One of the finest ornamentally carved Philadelphia circular tea tables, this example has exceptionally high knees and, on the pillar, an unusually flattened ball. The top is a finely figured board with a delicate, crisply carved rim; the fluting is narrow; the small-scale, naturalistic carving is discreetly placed. Such refined carving could only have been done by someone fully trained in a rigid London apprenticeship system, and Philadelphia in the 1760s was a magnet for just such talented and ambitious craftsmen.
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