This is a Bench. It was designed by Lurelle Van Arsdale Guild and manufactured by C.F. Church Co.. It is dated 1933 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is wood, lacquer, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
In the 1930s there was an increased focus on advertising home goods and furniture sets to female consumers. This Art Deco vanity table and bench, designed by Lurelle Guild for C. F. Church Manufacturing Company, were advertised in a spread stating: “At last you can bring beauty into your bathroom piece by piece – knowing that each and all will match perfectly in color, finish and design.”
Its dimensions are
Overall: 41 x 35.7 x 30.7 cm (16 1/8 x 14 1/16 x 12 1/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Bench (USA); Designed by Lurelle Van Arsdale Guild (American, 1898 - 1986); wood, lacquer, metal; Overall: 41 x 35.7 x 30.7 cm (16 1/8 x 14 1/16 x 12 1/16 in.); Gift of Karen Davidov and Henry Myerberg; 1997-117-2
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.