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India (Brahmapur). Chair and Stool, ca. 1855. Ebony with ivory and replacement upholstery. Chair: 44 x 23 5/8 x 20 1/4 in. (112 x 60 x 51.5 cm). Victoria & Albert, London, 01216(IS), 01219(IS).   http://www.vam.ac.uk/

Gustave Herter, American (born Germany), 1830--1898. Ernst Plassmann, woodworker, American, 1823--1877.  Bulkley and Herter, manufacturer, United States (New York, NY), ca. 1852--1858. Bookcase, 1852--53. White oak, eastern white pine, eastern hemlock, yellow poplar with later stained glass. 134 1/2 x 118 3/4 x 30 1/4 in. (341.6 x 301.6 x 76.8 cm). The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust through the exchange of gifts, bequests, and other Trust properties, 97-35.

Ernest Bussière, designer, French, 1863--1937. Daum Frères, manufacturer, France (Nancy), 1887--1962. Pitcher , ca. 1900. Glass. 8 1/8 x 3 5/8 in. (20.5 x 8.5 cm). Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, 828.   http://www.designmuseum.dk/en/

Clara Driscoll, designer, American, 1861--1944. Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, manufacturer, United States (Corona, NY), 1892--1902. Lamp, ca. 1900. Leaded glass and bronze. 26 x 21 in. (66 x 53 cm). Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Gift of Arthur E. Braun, 76.46. http://web.cmoa.org/

Paul Hankar, designer, Belgian, 1859--1901. Mailbox, 1897. Mahogany and rosewood with ivory, wrought iron and steel. 28 3/4 x 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (73 x 34.2 x 24.7 cm). The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust (by exchange), 2011.41. http://www.nelson-atkins.org/

Carlo Bugatti, Italian, 1856--1940.  Cobra Chair, 1902. Parchment-covered wood with paint, pencil and copper. 38 1/2 x 21 x 14 5/8 in. (97.8 x 53.3 x 37.1 cm). Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Berdan Memorial Trust Fund, Helen Johnston Acquisition Fund, and Decorative Arts Purchase Fund, 95.16.   http://web.cmoa.org/

Hashio Kiyoshi (aka Kajimoto Seizaburo) Japanese, 1888--1963. Morning Sea, 1915. Silk and lacquered wood. 75 1/2 x 120 x 1 1/2in. (191.8 x 304.8 x 3.8 cm). Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Van Santvoord, 2008, 2008.007.000.

Carlo Bugatti, Italian, 1856--1940.  Cobra Chair, 1902. Parchment-covered wood with paint, pencil and copper. 38 1/2 x 21 x 14 5/8 in. (97.8 x 53.3 x 37.1 cm). Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Berdan Memorial Trust Fund, Helen Johnston Acquisition Fund, and Decorative Arts Purchase Fund, 95.16. http://web.cmoa.org/

B&w photo: Salle de Jeu et Conversation, Turin, 1902

Clara Driscoll, designer, American, 1861--1944. Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, manufacturer, United States (Corona, NY), 1892--1902. Lamp, ca. 1900. Leaded glass and bronze. 26 x 21 in. (66 x 53 cm). Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Gift of Arthur E. Braun, 76.46. http://web.cmoa.org/

Gustave Herter, American (born Germany), 1830--1898. Ernst Plassmann, woodworker, American, 1823--1877.  Bulkley and Herter, manufacturer, United States (New York, NY), ca. 1852--1858. Bookcase, 1852--53. White oak, eastern white pine, eastern hemlock, yellow poplar with later stained glass. 134 1/2 x 118 3/4 x 30 1/4 in. (341.6 x 301.6 x 76.8 cm). The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust through the exchange of gifts, bequests, and other Trust properties, 97-35.

Hashio Kiyoshi (aka Kajimoto Seizaburo) Japanese, 1888--1963. Morning Sea, 1915. Silk and lacquered wood. 75 1/2 x 120 x 1 1/2in. (191.8 x 304.8 x 3.8 cm). Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Van Santvoord, 2008, 2008.007.000.   http://www.allentownartmuseum.org/

Gilbert Rohde, American, 1884--1944. Vanity and Ottoman, 1934. Painted white holly, red English elm, yellow poplar, mirrored glass, Bakelite and wool upholstery. Vanity: 66 1/4 x 51 1/4  x 15 3/4  in. (168.3 x 130.2 x 40 cm); Ottoman: 17 1/2 x  19 1/2 in. (49.5 x 44.5 cm). Yale University Art Gallery, 1999.125.1.1-2. http://artgallery.yale.edu/

Guanyin of the Southern Sea (Nanhai Guanyin), 11th--12th century Liao Dynasty (907--1125 ) Wood with multiple layers of paint. Height: 95 inches (241.3 cm) Purchase: Nelson Trust, 34-10

The "Gilded Cage" shuttlecart at the Nelson-Atkins was designed by artist Peregrine Honig.

The museum image showing shuttlecocks: The artist is Claus Oldenburg, and he imagined the museum itself to be a "net", with one of the shuttlecocks on the north side of the lawn having slipped over the net.

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