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Art Deco Hamilton Donald Deskey Walnut Dental Cabinet (MR12702) Price: Price on Request: 20% off! You save $2900 SOLD Questions about this item?
Founded by James Edward Hamilton (aka Edward James Hamilton), was the survivor of the large and innovative American wood type industry of the nineteenth century.
The foundry went out of business by the middle of the twentieth century.
(23 November 1894 – 29 April 1989)
Native of Blue Earth, Minnesota. He studied architecture at the University of California, but did not follow that profession, becoming instead an artist and a pioneer in the field of Industrial design. In Paris he attended the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, which influenced his approach to design. He established a design consulting firm in New York City, and later the firm of Deskey-Vollmer (in partnership with Phillip Vollmer) which specialized in furniture and textile design. His designs in this era progressed from Art Deco to Streamline Moderne.
He first gained note as a designer when he created window displays for the Franklin Simon Department Store in Manhattan in 1926. In the 1930`s, he won the competition to design the interiors for Radio City Music Hall. In the 1940`s he started the graphic design firm Donald Deskey Associates and made some of the most recognizable icons of the day. He designed the Crest toothpaste packaging, as well as the Tide bullseye. His company is still in operation in Cincinnati. A collection of his work is held by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. He died in Vero Beach, Florida, the town to which he had retired in 1975.
The original walnut wood with varnished finish is intact; top cabinet features a single hinged door and super streamlined metal handle pull.
The counter is topped by a removable piece of beveled smoked glass.
The lower section contains two graduating pull-out drawers
and a double door cabinet with metal handle pulls and a divided interior, right hand cabinet features a removable wooden shelf.
The two drawers are equipped with white enameled folded sheet steel interiors.
This Art Deco dental cabinet is largely unadorned.
Cabinet has very clean lines, clearly reminiscent of the Bauhaus style.
The ogee profile feet are in great shape.
Price is for (1) one cabinet, (2) two cabinets available
Age Appropriate Wear
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