Object ID #907214281
This is a Desk and Bookcase with Side Chair and Blotter. It was designed by Paul T. Frankl and Paul Rodier. Its medium is desk and bookcase: mahogany, cedrela, zebrawood, yellow poplar, and pine with aluminum leaf chair: ash with aluminum leaf blotter: silk over paperboard.
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.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.