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Samuel Marx Magazine Table, Plotkin-Dresner Residence

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Documentation Notes Please see photos, provenance and reference.
Origin United States
Period 1920-1949
Materials Walnut, Glass
Dimensions
H. 18 in; Diam. 45 in;
H. 45.72 cm; Diam. 114.3 cm;
Condition Good. very good/good, scratches to original glass, original finish with light scratches and some discoloration, missing one table top bumper, wear consistent with age and light/moderate use
Description Rotating coffee table has eight propeller-like shelves. 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: Plotkin-Dresner Residence, Highland Park, Illinois.

Reference: Ultramodern- Samuel Marx- Architect Designer Art Collector, Liz O-Brien, pg. 126.
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 375905
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