Designer & Manufacturer:
Samuel Marx (1902-1992); QuigleyMarkings:
Quigley imprintCountry of Origin & Materials:
USA; bleached and whitewash stained burled walnut, mirror, brassDimensions(H,W,D):
34"h, 72"w, 20.5"dAdditional Information:
Cabinet has three doors, the two end doors have three pull-out drawers and the center door has four pull-out drawers (three drawers with separators). 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. Video preview available for all lots in our May 2nd auction.
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good, wear/loss/discoloration to finish, some chips/scratches to veneer, repair to top, patina to metal, mirrors with small chips at edges and some loss/internal bubbling to silvering, wear consistent with age and moderate use