Large Rectangular Glass Table

Object Name: 
Large Rectangular Glass Table

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Object Name: 
Large Rectangular Glass Table
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.3.155 A
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 167 cm, L: 160 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1889
Web Description: 
Glass furniture became more popular and complex in the late 1800s. Factories competed to produce elaborate objects for display at world’s fairs. Baccarat first exhibited large glass furniture at the Paris exposition of 1878. Its spectacular display at that exposition was shown in a gallery called the Salon of the Thousand and One Nights. The products of this French company set the tone for design and execution of European glass for decades to come. The table was one of four made by the company in 1889. The cut glass boat was designed for Baccarat by the sculptor Charles Vital-Cornu (1851-1927) in 1900, and it was displayed with the table for the first time at the 1900 world’s fair in Paris.
Department: 
Provenance: 
de Heeckeren, Axel, Source
1979-12-19
Boisgirard, Mes Claude, Source
1979-12-19
Baccarat, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, pressed, cut, assembled. Large, rectangular table, 4 legs, with stretcher; on metal frame; inset flat, rectangular cream-colored sheet of polished marble set into top; rectangular glass panels with raised molded gadrooning fastened to metal table rim; the skirt with rectangular plaques molded in a series of bull's-eyes; the legs with hollow, blown, molded and cut ball knops with swirled heavy ribbing alternating with annulated knops, slipped over metal legs; ball feet with spiral ribbing; square molded and cut capitals; stretcher with two U-shaped ends and straight bar joining the U-shaped ends; ends covered with curved, hollow bars of square cross-section, with molded bull's eyes on sides, stylized foliage on top and bottom; large cut finials mounted at side and on top of cubical boxes at centers of U-shaped arms, where central bar attaches; central bar covered at with spirally-ribbed tubes, meeting a hexagonal box at center with molded bull's eyes on sides; large cut finial on top, with spiral ribbing on large ball knop at bottom, small ball knop above, ribbed ovoid top finial; disk base with cut concentric rings; cut disk with concentric rings and ball with swirled ribbing mounted on underside of center box. Design no. 4923.
The Ultimate Luxury (2005) illustrated, pp. 142-145, esp. p. 144;
The Corning Museum of Glass, A Guide to the Collections (2001) (2001) illustrated, pp. 92, 4; BIB# 68214
An Introduction to The Corning Museum of Glass (1999) pp. 9-12; ill., p. 11;
Glasskolan 4: Glas at Folket (1990-04) p. 54;
Special Report: The Corning Glass Center (1985) p. 8;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1979 (1980) pp. 5-6;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 22 (1980) illustrated, p. 97, #38;
Crystal Gazing illustrated, p. 11;