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Unknown Artist


19th Century
Teakwood, mother-of-pearl


Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: Deanery.301
Other Number(s): W.315 (Wyndham No.)
Geography: Asia, Syria, Dimashq (Damascus)
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Furniture
Collection: Deanery Collection
On View: Bryn Mawr College, Wyndham Alumnae House, 1st Floor

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  • carvings - Refers to works executed by cutting a figure or design out of a solid material such as stone or wood. It typically refers to works that are relatively small in size, are part of a larger work, or are not considered art. For large and medium-sized three-dimensional works of art, use the broader term "sculpture" or another appropriate term.
  • chests - Large boxes with hinged lids intended for the storage of textiles, clothing, and other articles.
  • Middle Eastern - Styles and cultures existing in the extensive area that includes the nations of southwest Asia and northeastern Africa. The term was formerly used to also include Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Burma.
  • mother of pearl - Hard, pearly, iridescent internal layer of various kinds of mollusk shell, extensively used for making small articles and inlays.
  • 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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