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William A. Keely
(active ) Primary

Design for an "Oak Chest" in "Mudajar Style"

Ca. 1890 - 1899
Watercolor and graphite

7.25 x 12.25 in. (18.415 x 31.115 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 1993.16
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Paintings; Watercolors and Gouaches
Culture/Nationality: American

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  • chests - Large boxes with hinged lids intended for the storage of textiles, clothing, and other articles.
  • design - Discipline comprising the creation of conceptual schemes for the organization or appearance of graphic works, objects, structures, or systems.
  • furniture - Movable or fixed objects or equipment, which may be either functional or ornamental, particularly objects for sitting, reclining, or storage, such as chairs, beds, tables, cabinets, etc., in a dwelling, business, or public space.
  • Mudéjar - Refers to the style of architecture and decorative arts that developed in Spain and Portugal during the period when the Moors gradually lost control of the Iberian peninsula, roughly during the 12th to 15th centuries. The term is derived from the Arabic word for vassal and was originally applied to the work executed by Moslem craftsmen working for Christian masters in brick, plaster, wood, and tile work, though it is now applied to all later Medieval Spanish work in the Islamic tradition, and includes bookbinding, textiles, ceramics, ivory, furniture, and wood and metal inlay work. The style is characterized by Muslim forms and motifs such as arabesques, Kufic inscriptions, stalactite work, azulejo, and horseshoe arches.

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  • Image Dimensions: 7.25 x 12.25 in. (18.415 x 31.115 cm)

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