Table, Patio


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Inventory Number


Physical Description

  • One of a pair of patio tables (other is A20141040000). Top consists of nine hand-painted ceramic ballooning tiles set into concrete. Slab is set into a metal table frame that has been painted white.
  • Each tile shows an image of a balloon aloft with a caption below:
  • Top left: Ballon De Lana 1670
  • Top Center: Le Comte D'Artois 1780
  • Top Right: 1782 Vaisseao Volant de Blanchard
  • Middle Left: Expérience D'Un Dirigeable 1782
  • Middle Center: Robertson 1783
  • Middle Right: 1er Essaie D'Un Navire Aérien 1783
  • Bottom Left: 1er Essaie D'Un Navire Aèrien 1783
  • Bottom Center: Montgolfiere Flesselle 1783
  • Bottom Right: Expérience de Daghen (Degan)1784

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Country of Origin

United States of America


Table, Patio


  • Table: 48.6 × 48.6 × 55.9cm (19 1/8 × 19 1/8 × 22 in.)
  • Storage (Aluminum pallet storage): 152.4 × 121.9 × 78.7cm, 83.9kg (60 × 48 × 31 in., 185lb.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum



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