Sidewall, Tablett (Little Table)
This paper was most likely intended for use in a women’s bedroom or boudoir. Wallpapers were not yet washable at this time so would probably not have been intended for a bath or washroom. The design consists of a pair of shelves as viewed through a glass case or with a cable suspension supporting the front of the shelves. The shelves contain a variety of objects including flasks, boxes, vase and what appears to be a half-eaten apple. Whether this is a sculptural piece or a real apple, and whether it references some religious or mythological icon, or merely suggests someone is using this “space”, is unknown.
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Cite this object as
Sidewall, Tablett (Little Table); Designed by Josef Hillerbrand (German, 1892 - 1981); Germany; machine printed on paper; 1930-11-1-a
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.