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1917

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1928

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Sidewall, Sommerfeld, 1917–28

This is a Sidewall. It was designed by Felice Rix-Ueno and made by Salubra-Werke A.G. and distributed by Wiener Werkstätte. It is dated 1917–28 and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is machine printed on machine-made paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This object was donated by Mrs. A. H. Jacobs and catalogued by Catherine Lynn Frangiamore. It is credited Gift of Mrs. A.H. Jacobs.

  • Object ID #18400637
  • silk warp and weft, gold thread is s-wrapped foil, over 2-ply z-twisted cotton.
  • Gift of Jean Mailey.
  • 1954-170-7

Its dimensions are

H x W: 451.5 x 77 cm (14 ft. 9 3/4 in. x 30 5/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in gold in margin: "W WIENER WERKSTATTE SOMMERFELD ENTWVRF FRAV RIX"

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Sommerfeld, 1917–28; Designed by Felice Rix-Ueno (Austrian, 1893–1967, active Japan 1935–1967); Switzerland; machine printed on machine-made paper; H x W: 451.5 x 77 cm (14 ft. 9 3/4 in. x 30 5/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. A.H. Jacobs; 1967-14-1-a/f

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