Papier-mâché, wood, mother of pearl, shell, lacquer, gilding
Overall: 28 1/2 x 24 3/4 in. ( 72.4 x 62.9 cm )
Papier-mâché and wood octagonal tilt-top table with black lacquer finish and gilt decoration; top with mother of pearl and shell inlay; shaped apron with faceted lantern-shaped drops at each corner of octagon and elaborate gilding; pedestal base consisting of vase-shaped column above a shaped horizontal tripod base supported on bracketed and scrolled feet with casters.
Papier-mâché furniture was popular in England and America during the Victorian period. Most papier-mâché furniture was manufactured in England, the best-known manufacturer being Jennens and Bettridge of Birmingham.
Gift of Miss Jean Morron and Mrs. L. R. Burch, in memory of John R. and Belle G. Morron
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