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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2000.4
People
Marcel Breuer, American (Pecs, Hungary 1902 - 1981 New York, N.Y., USA)
Title
China and Silverware Cabinet
Classification
Furniture
Work Type
cabinet
Date
c. 1957
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/185036
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Painted and laminated wood and plywood with leather handles
Dimensions
45 x 113.5 x 39 cm (17 11/16 x 44 11/16 x 15 3/8 in.)
Provenance
Anita Moeder, Andover, MA, purchase, gift to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1999.
George and Marian Laaff, Andover, MA, commission, 1957. original owners of house/clients of the designer
Jock Reynolds, Andover, purchase.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Anita L. Moeder
Accession Year
2000
Object Number
2000.4
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
China and silverware cabinet divided vertically into four compartments behind two sliding doors. Proper far right compartment holds four divided, cloth-lined silverware drawers which slide on metal runners. Middle right compartment currently holds three shelves and middle left compartment holds one shelf, all of which are adjustable--they sit on metal pegs inserted in holes in the compartment walls. All the shelves and drawers are made of lacquered, natural-tone plywood. Proper far left compartment is empty and has no hardware for shelving or drawers.Entire unit, excluding shelves and drawers, is made of white painted wood, probably plywood. The doors slide horizontally along tracks cut into the bottom panel. Each door has a pull tab made from a loop of brown leather.The unit was orginally mounted directly to a wall and has perforations in rear panel for the mounting hardware, not presently included. It is completely devoid of ornament other than the leather pull-tabs.
Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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