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Coffee table

ID Number: 72.18 WR
Title: Coffee table
Title Type: descriptive
Item Status: Permanent Collection     Legal Status: Permanent Collection
Object Name: coffee tables
capitals (column components)
bases (object components)
Collection Type: Furniture
Artist/Maker: Antony, Marc, 1898-1979 (Designer) -- More information
Date: between 1945 and 1949
School/Style: Rococo Revival
Process/Technique: papier mache, mother of pearl, gold leaf, cypress
Materials: papier mâché
cypress (wood)
mother of pearl
Dimensions: 19 x 54 1/2 x 7/8 inches
Object Description Victorian Rococo Revival circular papier mache breakfast table top mounted on a corinthian column capital to form a low table. The top is polychromed with a central scene of a crowned, ermine-cloaked woman on horseback flanked by two figures on foot -a falconer and man with two hounds- and followed by a male and female figure on horseback, all set in front of a castle and dressed in medieval attire. This center image is bordered by a two inch band of mother-of-pearl inlay and gilded foliate scrolls. A ten inch outer border features gilded scroll-framed polychromed and mother-of-pearl inlaid vignettes of eight castles. The center portrait resembles Edwin Henry Landeer's 1840 portrait of Queen Victoria on horseback and the castles around the edge are her castles. Marc Antony, the first interior decorator used by Mrs. Williams, mounted the top upon an inverted ornately carved cypress column capitol that came from a house in New Orleans.
Extent: 1 item
Acq. Credit Line: The Historic New Orleans Collection, The L. Kemper and Leila Moore Williams Founders Collection
Collection Theme(s): Fine and Decorative Arts
Subjects: Williams, Leila Hardie Moore, 1901-1966 -- More information

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