Naturalistic wood form with four legs and four platforms

Pedestal, 1897

It’s a plant stand that appears to be a plant itself, sprouting from the floor. Its “branches” support shelves for displaying art objects and potted plants (though it has a support at the back, the top platform cannot bear anything too heavy).The design highlights the flame-like grain of the exotic wood, accentuating the beauty of the organic material.

Details
Title
Pedestal
Artist Life
1858–1910
Role
Maker
Accession Number
98.276.75
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Naturalistic wood form with four legs and four platforms