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Radio and Phonograph Cabinet

Wharton H. Esherick, American, 1887 - 1970

A pioneering figure in the American studio craft movement, Philadelphia-born Wharton Esherick received his largest commission in 1935, when Judge Curtis Bok and his wife Nellie Lee Bok hired him to renovate the first-floor interiors of their home in Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania. Esherick designed this compact, Cubist-inspired radio-phonograph cabinet to fit into a shelf unit in their library, so they could pull it out to listen to music.

The Museum acquired woodwork from the Bok House when it was demolished in 1989.


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