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Mount, ca 1800

This is a mount. It is dated ca 1800 and we acquired it in 1904. Its medium is stamped, cast and chased gilt bronze. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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 donated by Jacob H. Schiff. It is credited Gift of Jacob H. Schiff.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7 × 5.1 × 0.2 cm (2 3/4 in. × 2 in. × 1/16 in.)

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Mount, ca 1800; stamped, cast and chased gilt bronze; H x W x D: 7 × 5.1 × 0.2 cm (2 3/4 in. × 2 in. × 1/16 in.); Gift of Jacob H. Schiff; 1904-20-371

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