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Corner Cabinet

This is a Corner Cabinet. It was designed by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. It is dated ca. 1923. Its medium is kingwood (amaranth) veneer on mahogany, ivory inlay.

The strong black and white contrast of the ivory and ebony floral inlay in the central medallion may represent the influence of the Wiener Werkstätte on Ruhlmann, who designed this corner cabinet in Paris ca. 1923 as part of an interior for “Les Terrasses,” the newly built house of A. Weitz, in Lyon, France.

It is credited Lent by Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Joseph F. McCrindle, Mrs. Richard M. Palmer, Charles C. Paterson, Raymond Worgelt, and an anonymous donor, 71.150.1.

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Its dimensions are

126.7 x 80.6 x 59.7 cm (49 7/8 x 31 3/4 x 23 1/2 in.)

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

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