Ten-Panel Screen, Renards (Foxes), ca. 1921–22
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Musée des Arts Décoratifs as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
Parisian decorator Armand-Albert Rateau’s first major commission, a suite of indoor pool furniture, came in 1919 from wealthy Francophile New Yorkers George and Florence Meyer Blumenthal, owners of Cartier Egyptian revival accessories, which can be seen upstairs. In 1921 Parisian fashion designer Jeanne Lanvin commissioned Rateau to decorate her apartment; this screen is one of a pair from her salon. The other anchored the 1926 touring exhibition in Cleveland.
It is credited
Lent by Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, 39952A.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 330 × 250 × 2.5 cm (10 ft. 9 15/16 in. × 8 ft. 2 7/16 in. × 1 in.)
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.