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"Skyscraper" desk and bookcase

about 1928
Designed by Paul Theodore Frankl (American, born in Austria, 1886–1958), Retailed by Frankl Galleries (active 1920–1946)

Object Place: New York, New York


Overall: 210.8 x 123.8 x 54 cm (83 x 48 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Walnut, paint, brass handles, electrical wiring and light bulb

On View

John Axelrod Gallery (Gallery 326)




Case furniture and boxes


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)

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection