Skyscraper bookcase

 
Skyscraper bookcase
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  • Title :     Skyscraper bookcase
  • Artist:     Paul Theodore Frankl Designer Frankl Galleries Retailer
  • Accession:     TD1993.42.1 a-d
  • Country:     United States New York New York
  • Date:     circa 1926
  • Dimensions:     Inches 96-1/4 43-1/4 15-3/4 Dimensions, overall Inches 57-1/2 13-1/2 12 Dimensions, upper section, center (a) Inches 39-3/4 7 9 Dimensions, upper section, left (b) Inches 26-7/8 11-7/8 9 Dimensions, upper section, right (c) Inches 38-1/4 43 15-5/8 Dimensions, lower cabinet (d), Centimeters 244.5 106.7 39.7 Dimensions, overall Centimeters 146.1 34.3 30.5 Dimensions, upper section, center (a) Centimeters 101.0 17.8 22.9 Dimensions, upper section, left (b) Centimeters 68.3 30.2 22.9 Dimensions, upper section, right (c) Centimeters 97.2 109.2 39.7 Dimensions, lower cabinet (d)
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
  • Collection Theme:     Art Deco
  • Subject:     Furniture/Furniture Design , Skyscraper
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     TD1993.42.1.JPG
  • Tags:     Decorative Arts and Furniture~Art Deco
Description:
Bookcase in the form of a skyscraper; top section with three vertical shelving units with stepped-back tops of varying heights, each compartmentalized with an irregular arrangement of open book shelves; base section with two shallow open shelves above a closed storage area with two hinged cabinet doors, pulls in the form of anchors; each unit of top section attached to base by wooden dowels; grey-green lacquer overall with interior and exterior shelves lacquered in Chinese red (orange). a: upper center section, b: upper left section, c: upper right section, d: lower cabinet