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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Table and vase c.1853-5

Albumen print | 22.4 x 17.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2369547

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Photograph of a side table (RCIN 20589) with a vase (RCIN 184) sitting on top.

The side table has a marble top, mirrored back and two shelves. It is one of a pair. The Wedgewood frieze at the upper centre of the table depicts the sacrifice of the nymphs to Diana, after designs by Flaxman.

The vase is Chinese porcelain with English gilt bronze mounts.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

  • 22.4 x 17.0 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
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Packaging
          • Containers
            • Vessels (containers)
              • Vases
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Tables
    • Organisation
      • Form of documents
        • Indexes
          • Inventories