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Radio and Phonograph Cabinet

Wharton H. Esherick, American, 1887 - 1970

Made in Paoli, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America



27 1/2 × 23 × 29 1/2 inches (69.9 × 58.4 × 74.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of Enid Curtis Bok Okun, daughter of Curtis and Nellie Lee Bok, 2001

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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.