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Side table

Designer:
Robert Adam (British, Kirkcaldy, Scotland 1728–1792 London)
Artist:
Sefferin Alken (active 1744, died ca. 1783)
Date:
1765
Culture:
British
Medium:
Carved and painted pine, marble sheets veneered on a cement core
Dimensions:
Overall (table frame): 33 1/2 × 83 7/16 × 33 3/8 in. (85.1 × 211.9 × 84.8 cm); Overall (marble top): 2 × 84 × 34 in. (5.1 × 213.4 × 86.4 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1965
Accession Number:
65.127a, b
Not on view
The Philadelphia Museum owned this and an identical table; the Metropolitan owned the two mirrors made to hand over them. An exchange was effected to provide each museum with a table and mirror. Carved festoons of husks, now missing, originally linked the table’s front and side legs.
Inscription: Stamped twice on top of frame, left back and center front" PRODUCE OF ENGLAND
Earls of Coventry , Croome Court, Worcestershire, England ; Philadelphia Museum of Art
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