Tilt-top table

Tilt-top table
Title
Tilt-top table
Date 
1850-1860
Medium 
Papier-mâché, wood, mother of pearl, shell, lacquer, gilding
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 1/2 x 24 3/4 in. ( 72.4 x 62.9 cm )
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Jean Morron and Mrs. L. R. Burch, in memory of John R. and Belle G. Morron
Object Number 
1951.283
Gallery Label 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group