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Stool (Tabouret)

This is a Stool (Tabouret).

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Brooklyn Museum as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated ca. 1923. Its medium is wood, lacquer, sharkskin.

Using luxurious materials for this stool model—first created for fellow designer Jacques Doucet—Pierre Legrain adapted a traditional and basic African form to the modern European desire for comfort and sophistication.

It is credited Lent by Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by an anonymous donor, 73.142.

  • Model SN3 Table
  • cut mahogany and wrought iron.
  • Gift of the David Teiger Trust.
  • 2016-36-1
  • Cache-pot
  • oxidized repoussé copper, colored lacquer.
  • Stephen E. Kelly/Kelly Gallery, New York.
  • 38.2016.4

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 56.2 × 53.3 × 35.6 cm (22 1/8 in. × 21 in. × 14 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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