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Unknown Artist




Tabouret

pre-1917
Teakwood, pink marble, mother-of-pearl

21 in. x 18 in. x 18 in. (53.34 cm x 45.72 cm x 45.72 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: W.54
Other Number(s): Deanery.493 (Deanery Number)
Geography: Asia, China
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Furniture; Table
Culture/Nationality: Chinese
Collection: Deanery Collection
On View: Bryn Mawr College, Wyndham Alumnae House, 1st Floor

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  • inlay - Any process by which small pieces of one material are inserted into a larger piece of another so as to create a design.
  • mother of pearl - Hard, pearly, iridescent internal layer of various kinds of mollusk shell, extensively used for making small articles and inlays.
  • 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)."
  • teak - Wood of the species Tectona grandis, native to south and southeast Asia, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Myanmar; it is cultivated in many additional areas, including Africa and the Caribbean. Teak is a golden brown wood with a straight grain and coarse texture, very resistant to insects and decay. It is used for high quality furniture, boxes, chests, doors, shipbuilding, railway carriages, veneer, and in India also for building houses. Teak wood retains an aromatic leathery smell for over a hundred years or more.

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/189654 |title=Tabouret |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=11/27/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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