Sheffield plate, glass, wood
Overall: 3 x 43 3/8 x 20 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 110.2 x 51.4 cm )
Cast and seamed three part Sheffield plate, galleried plateau; two semi-circular sections on each end and a rectangular central section; flat trays with wooden bases set with mirrored glass; mirrors and wood set into set into plate frames with vertical galleried sides with a feathered band applied around the bottom (semi-circular trays only have sides around the curved ends); each section set on four sets of cast, semi-circular legs with ball feet; center tray has for single legs, ends have two single legs in the corners and two pairs of legs at the ends; when the trays are lined up they form eight arched legs; above each leg, applied to the sides are rectangles with molded acanthus leaves and bunches of wheat; no maker's marks.
Gift of Louisa Lee Schuyler, 1922
This plateau was used on the dining table of Major General Philip Schuyler (1733-1804).
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