Desk And Bookcase With Side Chair And Blotter, ca. 1927
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Yale University Art Gallery as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
In 1927 Joseph Urban asked Frankl to design the furnishings for a bedroom in Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach house for Marjorie Merriweather Post (Mrs. E. F. Hutton) that Urban was redesigning in an Italian-Spanish hybrid style. While other rooms featured a variety of historically themed furnishings, Frankl’s room was to be modern.
It is credited
Lent by Yale University Art Gallery, Bequest of Clara Migeon Swayze, by exchange,
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Its dimensions are
Desk and Bookcase: 118.1 x 139.1 x 57.2 cm (46 1/2 x 54 3/4 x 22 1/2 in.) Chair: 76.52 x 47.63 x 44.45 cm (30 1/8 x 18 3/4 x 17 1/2 in.) Blotter: 56.2 x 42.55 cm (22 1/8 x 16 3/4 in.) -