Door With Handle (France), 1925–26
This is a Door with handle. It was executor: Jean Dunand. It is dated 1925–26 and we acquired it in 1950. Its medium is carved, joined, and lacquered wood, eggshell, mother-of-pearl, gold leaf, cast bronze. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Having purchased a house on the North Shore of Long Island in 1924, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Guggenheim sought decorating help from their young British friend Rowland Burdon-Miller. At his recommendation, they commissioned doors and screens from Jean Dunand, the great French master of lacquer, and Séraphin Soudbinine, a Russian émigré and French sculptor—possibly the patrons’ first modern art commission.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. Solomon R. Guggenheim.
Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 271.2 × 65.9 × 7.6 cm (8 ft. 10 3/4 in. × 25 15/16 in. × 3 in.)
Cite this object as
Door With Handle (France), 1925–26; Executor: Jean Dunand (French, b. Switzerland, 1877–1942); carved, joined, and lacquered wood, eggshell, mother-of-pearl, gold leaf, cast bronze; H x W x D: 271.2 × 65.9 × 7.6 cm (8 ft. 10 3/4 in. × 25 15/16 in. × 3 in.); Gift of Mrs. Solomon R. Guggenheim; 1950-104-2
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.