Drawing, Design for Chandelier in the Lobby of the Barclay-Vesey (New York Telephone, Verizon) Building, New York, NY, 1927
This is a Drawing.
Ralph Walker of the architecture firm McKenzie, Voorhees & Gmelin, shaped New York’s skyline during the 1920s in New York City’s downtown financial district. The 32-floor building is considered to be the first art deco skyscraper and expressed the new industrial age and machine aesthetic. Walker designed a series of brass lighting fixtures for the lobby that hang below the mural ceiling decorations. The New York Telephone Company, whose headquarters were housed in the Barclay-Vesey building, commissioned the fixtures for the lobby.
It is credited
Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library.
Its dimensions are
L x W (matted): 91.4 × 71.1 cm (36 × 28 in.) L x W: 88.9 × 45.4 cm (35 in. × 17 7/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.