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1927

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1939

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1941

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Study For A Balustrade (USA), late 1920s-early 1930s

This is a Study for a balustrade. It was made by Samuel Yellin. It is dated late 1920s-early 1930s and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is wrought iron. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This study for a balustrade shows how Yellin, a collector of antique metalwork, modernized traditional designs.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. Richard Irvin.

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

  • Dining Chair, 1925
  • bird's-eye maple, upholstery.
  • Collection of John C. Waddell.
  • 53.2016.9

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 89 x 56 x 6 cm (35 1/16 x 22 1/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Study For A Balustrade (USA), late 1920s-early 1930s; Made by Samuel Yellin (American, born Russia, 1884–1940); wrought iron; H x W x D: 89 x 56 x 6 cm (35 1/16 x 22 1/16 x 2 3/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. Richard Irvin; 1941-38-1

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

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