On View: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
Mahogany, rosewood, oak, glass and brass.
110 x 60 x 22 1/2 in. (279.4 x 152.4 x 57.2 cm) (show scale)
"J. Gruber '04"
Restricted Income Fund
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Jacques Gruber (French, 1870-1936). Bookcase, ca. 1904. Mahogany, rosewood, oak, glass and brass., 110 x 60 x 22 1/2 in. (279.4 x 152.4 x 57.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Restricted Income Fund, 71.77. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.77_bw.jpg)
overall, 71.77_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 1969
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Armoire, Art Nouveau style. Cabinet in three sections, detachable: consisting of cornice, mid-section and base. Molded cornice with pointed and projecting triangular corners; front corners extend 5 1/2"; visually support by free standing, molded stiles that curve inward and become engaged to corners; extending in this fashion to base. Mid-section with two doors; glazed, with stiles and rails curved on inner surfaces. Each door with two glasses: upper one smaller with naturalistic floral etching in two shades of purple. Lower glass plain; colorless. Behind are five shelves, molded in front. Open base with molded continuing down corners and terminating in modified bracket feet.
CONDITION - Excellent. Small chips off molding at top and bottom of right hand door. These have been missing for some time, about thiry years. A small sliver broke off in transit to the Brooklyn Museum, which was repaired in the Museum's carpentry shop on February 09 1967.
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