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Table with candlestick

The curved table is probably a console table. The legs are composed of three gaines with a lion foot and a female mask above, the body is fluted. They are connected below by boards, above by festoons. Above, the candlestick. The shaft is surrounded by eagles. Above is a burning oil lamp from which two branches spring in the shape of the neck and the head of a snake supporting with the mouth the burning candle. Usual background. Above, at left, part of a figure - 5 or 6, and 8.

Credit: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund...

c. 1795
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on off-white laid paper, lined
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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