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.