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Platform for Ten-Piece Set of Altar Tables


Artwork Details

Platform for Ten-Piece Set of Altar Tables
19th century
gilt and lacquered wood
16 1/2 in. x 81 3/4 in. x 47 1/2 in. ( 41.91 cm x 207.65 cm x 120.65 cm )
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection


Subject Matter:

Platform for ten-piece wooden altar table set.

Physical Description:

Gilt and lacquered wooden platform for ten-piece altar set. The platform is carved along the edges in floral and leaf patterns coated with gold gilt are larger in size and less stylized than those found on the set it spports. Located between upper and lower carved floral registers is a band decorated with a repeating geometrical rectangular pattern, covered also with gold gilt. The red wood surface of the long, short platform is coated in lacquer.

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