Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2012

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Art of the Americas: July 2011–June 2012


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"Skyscraper" desk and bookcase

about 1928
Designed by Paul Theodore Frankl
Retailed by Frankl Galleries
Overall: 210.8 x 123.8 x 54 cm (83 x 48 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.)
Walnut, paint, brass handles, electrical wiring and light bulb

Classification: Furniture

Object Place: New York, New York

Accession number: 2011.1647

Location: John Axelrod Gallery (American Modern: The 1920s and 30s)

Provenance/Ownership History: By 1981, owned by Thanks for the Memories (gallery), Los Angeles, California; December 5, 1981, purchased from TFTM by John Axelrod, Boston, Massachusetts as part of a three piece bedroom set; 2008, promised gift of John Axelrod to the Museum; 2011, gift of John Axelrod to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 2011)

The John Axelrod Collection