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When this table entered the collection, in 1941, it was believed to be a magnificent example of Philadelphia rococo-style carving from the later-eighteenth century. In the 1970s, however, examination revealed that it is a fake, probably made more than a hundred years later. Scholars discovered...

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Provenance

"The M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts"

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

20th century, in the manner of about 1760–70

Object Place

in the manner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 53

Dimensions

Overall: 71.8 x 106.7 x 59.7 cm (28 1/4 x 42 x 23 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

41.589

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, marble top

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Tables, Stands, and Screens