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1924

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

1969

  • We acquired this object.

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2021

  • You found it!

Dressing Table And Bench (USA)

This is a Dressing Table and Bench. It was retailed by Lord & Taylor. It is dated ca. 1929 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is lacquered joined wood, mirrored glass, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Art Deco – or French modern, as the style was called in New York – was enthusiastically promoted by the city’s leading department stores. The style was known for its bold colors, strong lines, and overall modern appearance. This red-orange-lacquered suite features a color, sometimes known as “Chinese red,” that helped popularize this American variant of a French design in mixed woods by Léon Jallot.

It is credited Gift of James M. Osborn.

  • Vanity Stand (USA)
  • carved and joined wood, lacquered wood, cast metal.
  • Gift of Karen Davidov and Henry Myerberg .
  • 1997-117-1
  • Model 3626 Vanity
  • walnut, white acer, glass, metal.
  • Gift of Jack R. Stokvis and Robert E. Stokvis.
  • 2011-52-1-a,b

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Desk (USA)
  • lacquered wood, painted canvas, chromed metal.
  • Gift of Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz.
  • 2006-24-1
  • Juwel Stapler
  • enamelled metal.
  • Gift of Rodman A. Heeren.
  • 1971-92-2

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a: dressing table): 79.3 x 105.4 x 60.3 cm (31 1/4 x 41 1/2 x 23 3/4 in.) H x W x D (b: bench): 49.5 x 54.8 x 31.5 cm (19 1/2 x 21 9/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Dressing Table And Bench (USA); Retailed by Lord & Taylor (United States); lacquered joined wood, mirrored glass, metal; H x W x D (a: dressing table): 79.3 x 105.4 x 60.3 cm (31 1/4 x 41 1/2 x 23 3/4 in.) H x W x D (b: bench): 49.5 x 54.8 x 31.5 cm (19 1/2 x 21 9/16 x 12 3/8 in.); Gift of James M. Osborn; 1969-97-7-a/i

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s and Making Design.

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