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Door With Handle (France), 1925–26

This is a Door with handle. It was designed by Seraphin Soudbinine and 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.

This object was donated by Mrs. Solomon R. Guggenheim. 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
  • Object ID #907214239
  • blue and black lacquer and oréum (gold alloy).
  • Lent by Siegelson, New York.
  • 61.2016.9a/d

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Object ID #907130283
  • brass with coquille d’oeuf on red lacquer ground.
  • Stephen E. Kelly/Kelly Gallery, New York.
  • 38.2016.5

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.)

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Door With Handle (France), 1925–26; Designed by Seraphin Soudbinine (French, b. Russia 1870 – 1944); 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; 1950-104-4

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

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