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Maker: Wharton Esherick, American, 1887–1970

Music stand

1962

Cherry

39 x 17 1/2 x 20in. (99.06 x 44.45 x 50.8 cm)
Purchased with the Friends of American Arts Acquisition, the Friends of American Arts Decorative Arts Acquisition, and the Peter B. Cooper, B.A. 1960, LL.B. 1964, M.U.S. 1965 and Field C. McIntyre American Decorative Arts Acquisition Funds
2005.139.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in Paoli, Pennsylvania
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

The music stand was commissioned by Saul Sumergrad in 1958. He was a jazz musician and half-brother of Howard Fussiner, the seller. Following Sumergrad's death in 1965, Fussiner inherited the stand. He then lent the music stand to Margaret Cawley, a flutist, who taught music at Oneonta State University. She recently returned it to Fussiner.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 211, ill.

“Friends Establish Acquisition Endowment,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University (Fall 2006): 20, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.