Sidewall, Tablett (Little Table), 1927–30
This paper was most likely intended for use in a women’s bedroom or boudoir. Wallpapers were not yet washable at this time so would probably not have been intended for a bath or washroom. The design consists of a pair of shelves as viewed through a glass case or with a cable suspension supporting the front of the shelves. The shelves contain a variety of objects including flasks, boxes, vase and what appears to be a half-eaten apple. Whether this is a sculptural piece or a real apple, and whether it references some religious or mythological icon, or merely suggests someone is using this “space”, is unknown.
It is credited
Gift of Frankl Galleries.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 60.3 x 46.2 cm (23 3/4 x 18 3/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22 in.)
Cite this object as
Sidewall, Tablett (Little Table), 1927–30; Designed by Josef Hillerbrand (German, 1892 - 1981); Germany; machine-printed paper; H x W x D: 60.3 x 46.2 cm (23 3/4 x 18 3/16 in.) Mat: 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22 in.); Gift of Frankl Galleries; 1930-11-1-a
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.