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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Console table and vases c.1853-5

Albumen print | 17.9 x 19.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2369569

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Photograph of a console table (RCIN 21244) featuring a mirrored back. The four supports, connecting the table top to the lower shelf, show satyrs holding columns above their heads, supporting the weight with both hands. On top of the table sit two Asian vases, or caddies, with lids. The mirrored back of the table reflects a forested area, indicating the photograph was taken outside.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

  • 17.9 x 19.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • printed & manuscript material
        • books
          • book: half leather bound
            • book: half leather bound in morocco
              • book: half leather bound in green morocco
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Tables
          • Mirrors