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Drawing, Dining Room Wall Elevation, Agnes Miles Carpenter Residence, 950 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 1926

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1926 and we acquired it in 1958. Its medium is graphite, blue crayon on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Designer and decorator Jules Bouy embraced the use of wrought iron in decorative furnishings. In these renderings for the dining room of Miss Agnes Miles Carpenter on the upper east side of Manhattan, Bouy proposes a holistic interior scheme that features iron furniture set against white walls with accent colors of gray and blue. These elegant drawings, which are made with graphite and blue crayon, highlight the modernity of iron as a decorative material and as an organizing theme in interior design.

It is credited Gift of the Estate of Agnes M. Carpenter.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 35.9 × 52.4 cm (14 1/8 × 20 5/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in blue crayon, lower right: J.B.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: Project No. 2081 / May 12th 1926/ No. 545-B

Cite this object as

Drawing, Dining Room Wall Elevation, Agnes Miles Carpenter Residence, 950 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 1926; France; graphite, blue crayon on tracing paper; H x W: 35.9 × 52.4 cm (14 1/8 × 20 5/8 in.); Gift of the Estate of Agnes M. Carpenter; 1958-133-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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