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Tilt-Top Table
about 1864

A Glass table made of rosewood
German immigrant Peter Glass made this octagonal tilt-top table. The rosewood tabletop, inlaid with 30,000 pieces of wood, combines traditional European designs with patriotic American motifs (including eagles and flags) and portraits of United States military leaders. Such center tables were common in the balanced spatial arrangement of neoclassical parlors. This particular table won an honorable mention for Glass at the Universal Exposition in Paris in 1867.

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37" wide
Peter Glass (1824-1901)
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