American Decorative Arts
Photo credit: Richard P. Goodbody, Inc.
Designer: Paul T. Frankl, American, born Austria, 1886–1958
Manufacturer: Amerith Division of Celluloid Manufacturing Company, American, 1928–1935

Vanity Set, “Rond” Pattern


Amerith and Amer-glo

shoe horn: 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. (0.64 x 14.92 x 3.81 cm) comb: 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (0.64 x 4.45 x 19.05 cm) hand mirror: 3/8 x 5 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. (0.95 x 14.61 x 27.62 cm) hair brush: 1 3/8 x 4 x 6 5/8 in. (3.49 x 10.16 x 16.83 cm) nail buffer
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, B.A. 1959
20th century
Tools and Equipment
Designed in New York, New York
Manufactured in Newark, New Jersey
On view*

Purchased by John C. Waddell, New York, 2001


John Stuart Gordon, “At Home in Modernism: The John C. Waddell Collection of American Design,” The Magazine Antiques (May/June 2012): 125, fig. 7.

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 285, no. 192.

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