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    Sake Pot and Stand

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Sake Pot and Stand, ca. 1882
    Iron with copper, brass, silver and ebony
    Height: 15.6 cm (6 1/8 inches) (assembled)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.203

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    Lady's Writing Table and Chair

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Joseph Edward Straker, silversmith
    English, 1843-1912
    Franz Ziegler, modeler
    German, 1869-1934
    Potter and Company, cabinetmaker
    American, fl. 1878-1910
    Lady’s Writing Table and Chair, Lady’s writing table and chair, 1903
    Ebony, mahogany, boxwood, redwood, thuya wood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, silver, mirrored glass, and gilded tooled leather
    127 x 127 x 71.1 cm (50 x 50 x 28 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Thurber 58.095

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    Architect's Valet Chair

    Alphonse Mattia
    American, 1947-
    Architect’s Valet Chair, 1989
    Ebonized walnut, poa amarelo, wenge, ebony, Delron, paint
    199.7 x 66 x 45.7 cm (78 5/8 x 26 x 18 inches)
    Museum purchase with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities 1989.009

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    Lady's Work Table

    Unknown artist, Austrian, Vienna; Austria
    Lady’s Work Table, 1810-20
    Mahogany, mahogany veneer, burl veneer, oak, ebony, boxwood, brass, mirror, ivory, mother-of-pearl, pewter, tortoiseshell, painted faux tortoiseshell, engravings, velvet
    97.8 cm (38 1/2 inches) (height)
    Gift of Mrs. Henry D. Sharpe 65.065

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    Coffeepot

    John Prip
    American, 1922-2009
    Coffeepot, ca. 1955
    Silver, with ebony handle
    24.8 x 17.1 x 21.6 cm (9 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches) (overall)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2003.6.1

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    Bird Pitcher

    John Prip
    American, 1922-2009
    Bird Pitcher, 1951
    Silver with ebony
    15.2 x 13.3 x 9.5 cm (6 x 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches) (spout to handle.; legs)
    Museum Acquisition Fund 2001.58