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Monopodium

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This monopodium, or tripod stand, whose top, through means of a slider and a screw, can be raised or lowered, corresponds precisely to a drawing and description in Thomas Hope’s Household Furniture and Interior Decoration (1807), which introduced the term “interior decoration” into the...

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Provenance

Possibly by descent from Thomas Hope to his grandson, Lord Francis Hope Pelham-Clinton-Hope (b. 1866 - d. 1941), Dorking, Surrey; September 12-19, 1917, possibly in the Lord Pelham Clinton Hope sale, Humbert and Flint, London, lot 921. 2005, Galerie Steinitz, Paris. 2010, Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2010, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011).

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock

Little round monopodium or stand

English, about 1802

Dimensions

Height and Diameter: 63.2 x 30.2 cm (24 7/8 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1040

Medium or Technique

Mahogany

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture