Drawing, Rendering of Door Wall Elevation of Dining Room, Agnes Miles Carpenter Apartment, 950 Fifth Ave., New York
Designer and decorator Jules Bouy embraced the use of wrought iron in decorative furnishings. In this rendering from 1926 for the dining room of Agnes Miles Carpenter on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Bouy proposes a holistic interior scheme that features iron furniture set against white walls with accent colors of gray and blue. This elegant drawing, which is made with graphite and blue crayon, highlights the modernity of iron as a decorative material and as an organizing theme in interior design.
It is credited
Gift of the Estate of Agnes M. Carpenter.
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Its dimensions are
36.5 × 52.9 cm (14 3/8 × 20 13/16 in.) Mat: 41 × 55.9 cm (16 1/8 in. × 22 in.)
It is signed
Signed in blue crayon, lower right: J. B.
It is inscribed
Inscribed in graphite, lower right: Project no. 2081 / May 12th 1926 / No. 545 -D.
Cite this object as
Drawing, Rendering of Door Wall Elevation of Dining Room, Agnes Miles Carpenter Apartment, 950 Fifth Ave., New York; France; graphite, color crayon on tracing paper; 36.5 × 52.9 cm (14 3/8 × 20 13/16 in.) Mat: 41 × 55.9 cm (16 1/8 in. × 22 in.); Gift of the Estate of Agnes M. Carpenter; 1958-133-5
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.