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A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush


Acrylic painted designs cover two wooden stacking tables originally made c. 1930-1940. Decorated with bells and custom polyurethane. Tom Miller (1945-2000) was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and lived in West Baltimore throughout his life. Trained as a painter working on canvases at MICA, Miller is now best known for his painted furniture and murals seen around Baltimore.




Wood, acrylic paint, metal


Table 1: 28 H x 18 W x 12 D inches; Table 2: 17 H x 12 W x 12 D inches

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2004.1.1 a,b

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