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American Decorative Arts
Designer: George Switzer, American, 1900–1940
Manufacturer: Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1886

“First Empire” pattern tray

1932

Micarta, aluminum, silverplated copper

3/4 × 13 3/4 × 17 3/4 in. (1.905 × 34.925 × 45.085 cm)
Gift of Patricia E. Kane, Ph.D. 1987, and W. Scott Braznell, Art.A. 1967
2008.77.2
Geography: 
Designed in New York, New York
Manufactured in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Plastic
Provenance: 

Purchased 3/1988; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn. 2008.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 134.

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