Mount, ca 1805
The makers of gilt bronze created furniture mounts whose motifs and figures often duplicated those found on table decorations and the gilt wood architectural decoration of the room. The primary function of such mounts was to enhance the piece of furniture and to reflect light from windows, mirrors, and candles to enliven interiors.
This object was
Jacob H. Schiff.
It is credited
Gift of Jacob H. Schiff.
Its dimensions are
L x W x D: 46 x 24.5 x 0.5 cm (18 1/8 x 9 5/8 x 3/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Mount, ca 1805; stamped, cast and chased gilt bronze; L x W x D: 46 x 24.5 x 0.5 cm (18 1/8 x 9 5/8 x 3/16 in.); Gift of Jacob H. Schiff; 1904-20-14
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Tablescapes: Designs for Dining.