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1930

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Lamp Shade (France), ca. 1935

This is a Lamp shade. It was designed by Jean-Michel Frank. It is dated ca. 1935 and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is rolled parchment, velvet (edging). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Forsythe Sherfesee and Mrs. Forsythe Sherfesee. It is credited Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe Sherfesee.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 15 x 28 cm (5 7/8 in. x 11 in.)

Cite this object as

Lamp Shade (France), ca. 1935; Designed by Jean-Michel Frank (French, 1895–1941); rolled parchment, velvet (edging); H x diam.: 15 x 28 cm (5 7/8 in. x 11 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe Sherfesee; 1968-144-21

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Maira Kalman Selects.

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