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This rectangular table is decorated in the traditional colors of Khokhloma lacquered wood--gold, black, brown, and green on an orange-red ground. A bold floral pattern is mirror-imaged on the two sides of the table top with a large leaf and vine ornament enclosing flowers and berries. Petal and leaf shading is rendered in black lines. A gold interlace with red diamond centers runs around the skirt and is painted on a black ground. The straight legs, ending with a flared foot, are painted gold with red borders on the outside and solid red on the inside.

Object name:
Made from:
Painted and lacquered wood
Made in:
Date made:
Mid 20th c.
49.5 × 63.5 × 41.9 cm (19 1/2 × 25 × 16 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

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Signature marks:
paper label GUM, Art., Sort, Razmep, Tsena, Rb. bottom of table Paper label of the Moscow department store GUM on Red Square. This is the type of label found on all objects sold in all state stores at least from the 1950s on. The words stand for artist, type, size, cost, and rubles, but has not been filled in.
Credit line:
Gift of Vladimir I. Toumanoff, 2004