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International Decorative Art

Art Deco Side Table (No. 804)

Art Deco Side Table (No. 804)

Design Date
1938

Designer
Wolfgang Hoffmann (1900–1969, American, b. Austria)

Manufacturer
Howell Furniture Company (1860–1980), Geneva, IL; St. Charles, IL

Media
tubular metal and lacquered poplar wood

Dimensions
19 3/8 x 28 x 19 1/2 inches

Wolfgang Hoffman was the son of Josef Hoffman, a pioneer of early-20th century Wiener Werkstätte (Viennese Workshops) decorative art movement. The younger Hoffmann’s furniture signatures are black-painted wood and bent, chrome-plated steel tubing, both of which appear in this side table, which borrows from the tubular steel look made popular by Marcel Breuer. This table was first shown in the 1938 Howell Furniture Co. catalog.

Not currently on view

Markings
unmarked

Credit Line
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number
2004.1614

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