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Lockwood de Forest
American (1850 - 1932) Primary
Hexagonal Tableca. 1881 - 1908
17 in. x 18 in. x 15 7/8 in. (43.18 cm x 45.72 cm x 40.32 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
M. Carey Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Garrett purchased numerous small tables and tabourets from Lockwood de Forest as well as other furniture importers in New York City. These were frequently of Indian and Middle Eastern design, although Chinese- and Japanese-style tables were purchased as well.
This hexagonal table, designed by de Forest, was in use in the Deanery by 1904, as an archival photograph of a first-floor hallway attests. It is stenciled in black paint, like many other de Forest-designed pieces, and has minaret-shaped piercings on its lower half.
This object has the following keywords:
- stenciling - Method of creating multiple copies of a design by cutting it out of a thin yet durable sheet, such as thin brass or plastic, and dabbing, pouncing, spraying, or rubbing a color substance through the openings. For printing from stencils, use "stencil printing."
- tabourets - Refers to low seats or stools, without back or arms, often used for a child or as a footstool. It was originally in the shape of a drum, thus the name (from the diminutive of the French "tambour," for drum). In the 18th century the term was applied to any low stool with fixed upright legs, as distinct from "pliants," which had folding crossed legs. 18th-century tabourets were rectangular, not drum-shaped, with upholstered seats. For similar seats supported on six or more legs, use "banquettes (benches)."
- wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.
- "All-Over" Design: Lockwood de Forest between Ahmedabad and Bryn Mawr Bryn Mawr College , Oct 24, 2019 – Mar 1, 2020
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