Desk, Tibattant, ca. 1923
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first Decorative Arts Curator Joseph Breck purchased this desk from Ruhlmann in 1923, making it the first work by the designer to enter a public collection. Breck wrote, “Perfection of craftsmanship is united in Ruhlmann’s work with a luxurious employment of precious materials.”
It is credited
Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1923 (23.174).
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 112.4 × 59.1 × 39.4 cm (44 1/4 × 23 1/4 × 15 1/2 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.