Pair of "Libbiloo" Bookends Designer: Russel Wright (American, 1904–1976)
Maker: (cast) Eugene Joseph Rowan (American, 1875–1967)

ca. 1929

American Decorative Arts

On view, 3rd floor, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

Chromium-plated white metal


each: 5 3/8 × 2 15/16 × 6 1/4 in. (13.7 × 7.5 × 15.9 cm)

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Gift of J. Marshall and Thomas M. Osborn in memory of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn

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20th century


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Possibly given as a wedding present to Marie-Louise Montgomery Osborn and James Marshall Osborn, Bronxville, N.Y., ca. 1929–76; inherited by their sons, J. Marshall Osborn, Madison, Wis., and Thomas M. Osborn, Los Angeles, 1976–77
  • 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), 231, no. 154
  • "Acquisitions 1977," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 37, no. 1 (Fall 1978), 72, ill
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