J. Grantil Company1928–1929

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Repeating pattern of two large pieces of exotic fruit with large, flower-shaped leaves, sitting on a narrow shelf. Behind the fruit is a silver decoration in the shape of five leaves. Hanging from either end of the shelf are two silver pendants with gold beads running vertically down the center of each. The background has a large, flat, floral motif in pink with a burgundy background. The fruits are yellow, turquoise, and burgundy.

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  • Title: Sidewall
  • Creator: J. Grantil Company
  • Date Created: 1928–1929
  • Provenance: Donor purchased the two Grantil sample books from a private collector in France ca. 2000. For the remaining non-Grantil pieces, the French, Belgian and English papers were acquired from various sources in Europe, while the American samples were acquired from private collections in the United States.
  • Dimensions: L x W: 75 x 47 cm (29 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)
  • Type: Sidewall
  • Rights: Gift of Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz
  • Medium: Machine-printed on paper