Kilian Centennial Stand

Rare Renaissance Revival stand made by Kilian Brothers, New York City.  It was made to commemorate the Centennial Exposition in 1876.  The inlaid oval top features a bald eagle, George Washington, an American shield,  flags, a wreath and the dates 1776 and 1876.  There is a gilded and ebonized band around the outer rim.  The skirt and turned base exhibits gilded and ebonized highlights, fancy turnings, drop finials and incised carvings – GORGEOUS!  A table with a very similar top is shown on page 47 of Styles of American Furniture 1860-1960 by Eileen and Richard Dubrow.  Kilian Brothers made some of the most exquisitely crafted pieces of the period.  This is a rare and historical example!    Circa:   1876.   Dimensions:    28.5″ H   x   25″ L   x   17.5″ W.    Condition:   Base is in amazing fabulous original decoration and patina.  The top has been polished with a possible overcoat.    Price:   $64508_1 8_2 8_3 8_4 8_5 8_6 8_7 8_8 8_9 8_10