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PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE SAMUEL YELLIN PROJECT

Samuel Yellin
A UNIQUE FIRESCREEN
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 USD
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PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE SAMUEL YELLIN PROJECT

Samuel Yellin
A UNIQUE FIRESCREEN
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Design

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Samuel Yellin
A UNIQUE FIRESCREEN
impressed YELLIN
wrought-iron
39 3/4  x 39 1/2  x 12 in. (101 x 100.3 x 30.5 cm)
1933
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Provenance

Personal Collection of Samuel Yellin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thence by descent
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2006

Exhibited

The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, April 7-August 20, 2017, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, September 30, 2017-January 14, 2018

Literature

Sarah D. Coffin and Stephen Harrison, The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, exh. cat., Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York and The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 2017, p. 109 (for the present lot illustrated)

Catalogue Note

Samuel Yellin designed and produced the present firescreen for his own personal use. Five original drawings of the design are extant, showing Yellin's creative process and stages of refinement. The present firescreen is the only example known of this design ever to be executed.

This object will be included in the forthcoming book Samuel Yellin: Metalworker by Joseph Cunningham.

Important Design

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