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Cabinet, 1876

  • Pottier and Stymus Manufacturing Company, American, active ca.1859 - 1910

Walnut with oak as secondary wood

  • Overall: 138 × 107 × 42 inches (3 m 50.5 cm × 271.8 cm × 106.7 cm)

Museum Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund


On View

  • American W290


American Art before 1950

Inscribed, on back, center of under-cabinet support in pencil: Rudolf Dworsak |1215 I Avenue | New York | 1876 | John Kerrigan | Dec. 8, 1888 | William Fuller 1919 [or 1918] Inscribed, back, lower left in white chalk: Steel Pier | J. Forbes | G. Bliss | January 26, 1932 Inscribed, back, lower right: 1929 Inscribed, back, center right on the base: 40843. Store

1876, produced for and exhibited at Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

until 1927, collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of August Pottier (New York, New York, USA)

1928, deaccessioned and sold at unidentified public auction, lot 319. 1928-1970s, [whereabouts unknown]

1970s-1987, Joe Bianco (Troy, Michigan, USA)

1987-2006, Robert Bahssin (Larchmont, New York, USA) [purchased at private Dumochelles private sale]

2006-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Pottier and Stymus Manufacturing Company, Cabinet, 1876, walnut with oak as secondary wood. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, 2006.59.