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Oval tray or tea board with an inlaid shell at center within an oval reserve outlined by light-wood stringing, a single line of light-wood stringing around the perimeter of the well, a wooden gallery, beaded on the outside face, and brass handles at either end. The base projects beyond the gallery and has a rounded edge. The handles are screwed to the base from the underside.

Date

1780-1810


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (primary), light-wood inlay, brass


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 2 7/16 in. x 23 1/2 in. x 15 1/4 in. (6.19 cm x 59.69 cm x 38.74 cm)


Credit

Gift of James Channing, 1960


Object Number

60-91


Colors


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