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International Decorative Art

Coffee Table from the Brown Palace Hotel

Coffee Table from the Brown Palace Hotel

Design Date
1936

Designer
Donald Deskey (1894–1989, American)

Manufacturer
The Company of Master Craftsmen (1925–), New York, NY

Media
stained and lacquered mahogany wood and glass

Dimensions
18 x 33 1/2 x 33 1/2 inches

Denver’s historic red sandstone Brown Palace Hotel on 17th Street and Broadway was built in 1892 in a pared down neo-Romanesque style, similar to the Chicago style of Louis Sullivan. Its high-ceilinged ballroom was converted to Art Deco-style luxury suites in the 1930s. Donald Deskey, best known for decorating the interior of Radio City Music Hall in New York City, was commissioned in 1936 for this project, completed in 1937. The hotel has since been refurbished.

Not currently on view

Markings
"The Company of Master Craftsmen" oval impressed mark on bottom

Credit Line
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number
2007.0201

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