Pair Of Gates, "Pair of Gates from the Chanin Building", 1928
Wrought iron, bronze. Gift of Marcy Chanin. 1993-135-1,2.
- Designed by René Paul Chambellan
What is this?
Pair of gates, each a mirror image of the other; gate -1 with handle. Each gate with geometric decoration in two sections: a tall narrow rectangular section at outer left of gate -1, and outer right of -2, hinged to a larger trapezoidal section. The narrow rectangular sections with decoration of 14 irregularly-stacked cogwheels. The trapezoidal sections with radiating arcs, lightning bolt-like forms and zigzag lines emanating from lower inside corners; cogwheels, spirals, and other shapes interspersed along inside edges; bottom edges with segmented border depicting stacks of coins.