MEDIUM: Wood taken from the 'Crotch' or fork of the mahogany tree
LOCATION: Grand Reading Room
The Grand Reading Room contains a large round crotch mahogany table that was made in Germany and was part of the Schlather Estate. This fiery-looking grain comes from the fork or “crotch” of the mahogany tree. The table came to the Library in 1956 as part of the fine arts bequest from the Schlather Estate. Appropriately, the Schlather Room (now the Periodicals Room) became the first home of this table.