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  • We acquired this object.

1916

  • Work on this object began.

1926

  • Work on this object ended.

2017

Blanket Chest, ca. 1921

This is a Blanket Chest. It was designed by Max Kuehne.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Brooklyn Museum as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated ca. 1921. Its medium is pine, gesso, lacquer.

Painter and decorative artisan Max Kuehne took inspiration from Persian miniatures for his fanciful decoration of this eighteenth-century-style blanket chest. The orginal owner, Laura Barnes, wife of Philadelphia collector Dr. Albert Barnes, was from Brooklyn

It is credited Lent by Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 67.271.1.

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

  • Secretary, ca. 1926
  • mahogany, glass, and brass.
  • Lent by Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York. Museum purchase, acquired....
  • 87.2016.1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 56.5 × 113 × 49.5 cm (22 1/4 × 44 1/2 × 19 1/2 in.)

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

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