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Elefantenruesseltisch (Elephant Trunk) Table, ca. 1910

This is a table. It was designed by Adolf Loos and made by Freidrich Otto Schmidt and Loetz-Witwe. It is dated ca. 1910 and we acquired it in 2005. Its medium is carved and veneered mahogany, molded and iridized glass, sheet brass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Finding Animals in Furniture.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 63.5 x 81.3 cm (25 x 32 in.)

Cite this object as

Elefantenruesseltisch (Elephant Trunk) Table, ca. 1910; Designed by Adolf Loos (Austrian, 1870–1933); Austria; carved and veneered mahogany, molded and iridized glass, sheet brass; H x diam.: 63.5 x 81.3 cm (25 x 32 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2005-22-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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