loading images


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.

This is a pair of gates from United States. It is dated 1928 and we acquired it in 1993. Gift of Marcy Chanin. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

wrought iron, bronze

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (-1): 189.2 x 114.3 x 11.4cm (74 1/2 x 45 x 4 1/2 in.) H x W x D (-2): 189.2 x 114.3 x 11.4 cm (74 1/2 x 45 x 4 1/2 in.)

Mr. Marcy Chanin was the donor and René Paul Chambellan was the designer of this object.

See more stuff from the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Do you have your own photos of this object? Are they online somewhere, like Flickr or Instagram? Or have you created a 3D model of one of our objects in SketchUp or Thingiverse? If so then then tag them with ch:object=18733333 and we will connect ours to yours!

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18733333/ |title=Pair Of Gates, "from the Chanin Building", 1928 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=18 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

If you would like to tell us more about an object or have found an error in an object record, please fill out this form. Objects that are slated to be on display when the museum re-opens in 2014 are being given priority but all corrections are welcomed!