Nov 22, 2016
Nov 22, 2016

Mirror

Mirror

c. 1930

designer

Paul Fehér

(American, born Hungary, 1898–1990)

maker

Rose Iron Works

(American, Cleveland, est. 1904)

Wrought iron, brass, silver, gold plating, glass

182.9 x 114.3 x 6.4 cm (72 x 45 x 2 1/2 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2020.217

Description

The Rose Iron Works in Cleveland embraced the modern aesthetic of geometric patterning, with highly stylized and abstracted natural forms, in their designs by Hungarian-born Paul Fehér, who came from Paris to work for the company. Despite the stock market crash in 1929, the company continued to produce such designs in the hope that prosperity would soon return. However, this mirror remained unsold in their studio as the Great Depression took hold.

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