|Description||Metal table with an oval top. Made of copper, with traces of gilding. The table is decorated with applied grapevines and a cherub sculpture. Inscription on the underside: "Designed, chased, and made / by Arthur Bentley / 1903 / Sheffield / England."|
|Acquisition||Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Walter E. Bentley|
|Ownership and History||
This unique table was bequeathed to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1973 by Mrs. Walter E. Bentley, daughter-in-law of the maker, Arthur Bentley. Along with the table, she also donated a sketchbook which contains Arthur Bentley's design drawing for the table.
Arthur Bentley (born ca. 1843) lived in Sheffield, England. His occupation in the 1861 and 1871 England census was "silver chaser." He and his wife Sarah and their two sons immigrated to the United States in 1880. In the 1900 census he and Sarah were living in Hoboken, New Jersey, where he was still listed as a silver chaser.
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