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Designer:
Giuseppe Barberi, Italian, 1746–1809  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, graphite on off-white laid paper, lined
Dimensions:
Image: 19 x 28.1 cm (7 1/2 x 11 1/16 in.)
Type:
furniture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Rome, Italy
Date:
ca. 1785–1790
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Above is a project of the left side of a table. Below the leg is a fluted post springing from a calyx, with angular base above, and a female head above a drapery as an Ionic capital. Frame and top form an entablature, with rinceaux in the frieze. In the center below is a console. Left and right from the leg is a sketch of the outlines of an entablature. At right, below, the upper project is different: it is supported by a lion chimera. Frame and top form an entablture with a circular medallion at the front, in the center. From it festoons hang toward rosettes near the corner of the frieze and from there to the legs. The left side is drawn. Below, at right, is a project of the left half of a table in the shape of an angular basin. It is supported outward and in the center by balusters. At the corner is a lion mask with a ring. Usual background.
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Accession Number:
1938-88-2070
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4321f0325-a206-4ccc-b265-f13f974a545a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-88-2070