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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
paint on wood
H x W x D: 30 5/8 × 66 1/4 × 22 in. (77.8 × 168.3 × 55.9 cm)
tables (support furniture)
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
A rectangular painted wood table from Mae's Millinery Shop. The table has several layers of paint in various colors including white, shades of off-white, and light pink. There are also fragments of faux wood grain contact paper on the tabletop. The top is supported by two turned bulbous legs. The middle section of each leg has carved decorations of ovals filled with stylized leaves in a Classical Revival style. Three (3) scroll-shaped supports at the top of each leg support and connect the top to the legs. Each leg has two (2) carved feet extending from opposite sides with decorative paw feet on pedestals. The legs are connected near the bottom with one (1) stretcher.
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title:
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Power of Place
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture