417 Bunker Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33405 United States 561.659.0403
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$ 25,000

Pair of Samuel Marx End Tables/Nightstands

Documentation Ample Provenance
Documentation Notes See Description.
Origin United States
Period 1920-1949
Materials crackle finish on wood, lucite
W. 16 in; H. 25.5 in; D. 28.5 in;
W. 40.64 cm; H. 64.77 cm; D. 72.39 cm;
Condition Good. good/average, wear/loss/discoloration to finish, one table with chip to Lucite, wear consistent with age and moderate use
Description Tables/nightstands have two drawers on each side. This is one of the pieces designed and/or selected by architect and designer Samuel Marx for the Plotkin-Dresner residence of Highland Park, Illinois. The family, of Oshkosh Luggage renown, is known publicly for their charitable works, and personally for their modern views and lifestyle. Oscar Hillel-Plotkin's granddaughter describes her grandparents' outlook as "forward-thinking in all things" and engaged Marx to design their home for precisely this reason. She fondly recalls breakfasts in the Ravine Room (as her grandmother called it) with its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the woods. Several photos of this space and its furnishings are included in the online listings. The family's charitable impact is recognized through the Oscar Hillel Plotkin Memorial Library of the North Shore Congregation Israel and by personal correspondence donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Provenance: Provenance: Plotkin-Dresner Residence, Highland Park, Illinois.
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 365267
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