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This and 3 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Door With Handle.

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1925

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1926

  • Work on this object ended.

1950

  • We acquired this object.

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Object ID #18383411

This is a Door with handle. It was executor: Jean Dunand. It is dated 1925–26 and we acquired it in 1950. Its medium is carved, joined, and lacquered wood, eggshell, mother-of-pearl, gold leaf, cast bronze. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Having purchased a house on the North Shore of Long Island in 1924, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Guggenheim sought decorating help from their young British friend Rowland Burdon-Miller. At his recommendation, they commissioned doors and screens from Jean Dunand, the great French master of lacquer, and Séraphin Soudbinine, a Russian émigré and French sculptor—possibly the patrons’ first modern art commission.

It is credited Gift of Mrs. Solomon R. Guggenheim.

  • Object ID #907214323
  • painted plywood.
  • Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, John Stuart Gordon Gift,....
  • 66.2016.10

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Object ID #907214239
  • blue and black lacquer and oréum (gold alloy).
  • Lent by Siegelson, New York.
  • 61.2016.9a/d

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 271.2 × 65.9 × 7.6 cm (8 ft. 10 3/4 in. × 25 15/16 in. × 3 in.)

Cite this object as

Object ID #18383411; Executor: Jean Dunand (French, b. Switzerland, 1877–1942); carved, joined, and lacquered wood, eggshell, mother-of-pearl, gold leaf, cast bronze; H x W x D: 271.2 × 65.9 × 7.6 cm (8 ft. 10 3/4 in. × 25 15/16 in. × 3 in.); Gift of Mrs. Solomon R. Guggenheim; 1950-104-2

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

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