MARCEL BREUER (1902-1981)
MARCEL BREUER (1902-1981)
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MARCEL BREUER (1902-1981)

PEDESTAL DINING TABLE, DESIGNED FOR THE COHEN HOUSE, ORANGE, NEW JERSEY, 1971

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MARCEL BREUER (1902-1981)
Pedestal Dining Table, designed for the Cohen House, Orange, New Jersey, 1971
designed in collaboration with Herbert Beckhard
Rockville White granite
29 in. (73.6 cm) high; 72 in. (182.8 cm) diameter
Provenance
Arthur and Francine Cohen, Orange, New Jersey, acquired directly from the artist
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
D. Masello, Architecture Without Rules: The Houses of Marcel Breuer and Herbert Beckhard, New York, 1993, pp. 122-125 for the present lot illustrated in situ and in floorplan
Post lot text
The Cohen house (1971) is a culmination of a long professional collaboration between Marcel Breuer and his chief architect Herbert Beckhard.  Starting in 1955 with the Gagarin House I in Litchfield, Connecticut, Beckard was entrusted with direct dealings with the client as well as design and supervision of the project as associate architect.  Beckhard would become Breuer’s lead designer, overseeing numerous residential commissions as well as public works such as St. Francis de Sales Church in Muskegon, Michigan, remaining with Marcel Breuer Associates until the firm closed in 1981. The Cohen House epitomizes an approach to domestic architecture rooted in volumetric functionality expressed through a limited range of material, a philosophy what was distilled in the bespoke interior furnishings of the house and the present lot.

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