Tile: laborer motif [from the lobby of the Chanin Building, New York City]

 
Tile: laborer motif [from the lobby of the Chanin Building, New York City]
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  • Title :     Tile: laborer motif [from the lobby of the Chanin Building, New York City]
  • Artist:     René Paul Chambellan Designer
  • Accession:     87.739.9.4.3
  • Country:     United States New York New York
  • Date:     1927 1929
  • Dimensions:     Inches 5 5, Centimeters 12.7 12.7
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
  • Collection Theme:     Art Deco
  • Subject:     Laborers/Workers , Industry , Metal/Metal Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     87.739.9.4.1-42.JPG
  • Tags:     Decorative Arts and Furniture~Art Deco
Description:
Cast bronze square tile in a stylized Art Deco manner depicting a worker shoveling with industrial machinery in background; from the floor of the Chanin building in New York; this tile may be among those installed to represent one of the themes used in the lobby of the building: New York - City of Opportunity.