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Dressing Table And Bench (USA)

This is a Dressing Table and Bench. It was retailed by Lord & Taylor. We acquired it in 1969. Its medium is lacquered joined wood, mirrored glass, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Art Deco – or French modern, as the style was called in New York – was enthusiastically promoted by the city’s leading department stores. The style was known for its bold colors, strong lines, and overall modern appearance. This red-orange-lacquered suite features a color, sometimes known as “Chinese red,” that helped popularize this American variant of a French design in mixed woods by Léon Jallot.

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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Dressing Table And Bench (USA); Retailed by Lord & Taylor (United States); lacquered joined wood, mirrored glass, metal; 1969-97-7-a/i

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

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