Primrose Stand

Winterthur Estate

6288-10

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Description

In the mid-1700s and again one hundred years later, the naturalistic ornament of the rococo style was fashionable in American homes. The inspiration for this Hickory Chair table is a 19th-century triangular-shape salver beneath an 18th-century copper teakettle and stand in the Blackwell Parlor at Winterthur Museum. The scalloped and lobed rim encloses low-relief designs of foliate scrolls, a diamond-and-star pattern, and asymmetrical cartouches, fancy enough for the teakettle to be displayed in a parlor even when not in use. The curvaceous top of the table echoes the outline of the teakettle salver. The result is a charming form.

Dimensions

Overall:

  • 21.5"h x 17"w x 16.25"d
  • 55cm h x 43cm w x 41cm d