Print, Plate 41, Une Salle de Bains, lit de massage et coiffeuse de marbre (A Bathroom, massage bed, and marble dressing table), Gazette du Bon Ton (Journal of Good Tastes), Vol. 2, No. 9
This is a Print. It was designed by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann and the art director was Lucien Vogel. It is dated 1920 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is lithograph and pochoir on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann’s designs for interiors use rich materials to create extravagant spaces. This design for an expansive bathroom features a massage bed and dressing table in marble with gold mosaic details. A long rug spans the width of the room, and stairs from it descend into a sunken marble bathtub. For Ruhlmann, fashion’s purpose was to display wealth, and this luxurious interior would only have been available to the very elite.
It is credited
Gift of Unknown Donor.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 24.1 × 19.1 cm (9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in.)
It is inscribed
Inscribed, below illustration: une Salle de Bains / lit de massage et coiffeuse de marbre / par E.J. Ruhlmann / No 9 de la Gazette / Année 1920 - Planche XLI
Cite this object as
Print, Plate 41, Une Salle de Bains, lit de massage et coiffeuse de marbre (A Bathroom, massage bed, and marble dressing table), Gazette du Bon Ton (Journal of Good Tastes), Vol. 2, No. 9; Designed by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French, 1879–1933); Art Director: Lucien Vogel (French, 1886–1954); lithograph and pochoir on paper; H x W: 24.1 × 19.1 cm (9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in.); Gift of Unknown Donor; 1980-32-1692
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.