Teakwood Table, 3'-6" surface diameter x 2'-8" high, 2'-4" base diameter
A large teakwood table, with a round brown marble top, stands opposite the Coromandel screen. The tiered base of the table, as well as its legs and parts of the top, are carved with fruit and leaf designs, showing Chinese craftsmanship at its best. In 1956, Duke University purchased this table from the Barber Collection.
NOTE: Margaret L. Barber of Williamsburg, Missouri, spent her life collecting art and antiques. In 1930, Duke University professor William K. Boyd, pursuing the early concept of a library-museum for the Woman's College Library, negotiated with Mrs. Barber for a twenty-five year loan of a substantial part of her collection. The Barber Collection was displayed at the Woman's College Library (today's Lilly Library ) until 1956, when the twenty-five year plan ended. At that time, this teakwood table was one of the few pieces Duke University purchased from the Barber estate.
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