Art Deco Plinth In The Mayan Revival Style From The Fisher Theater, Detroit.

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This original finish cerused and carved wood ziggurat, demi-lune plinth was one of two that graced the lounge of the Fisher Theater from its opening in 1928 until its re-fit in the early sixties. All the themed decor was produced under the supervision of Sylvanius Griswold Morley, renowned expert on the Mayan Civilization from the Carnegie Institute of Washington, who also wrote the opening night brochure. The dark stained plinth is carved with tracery in Mayan style, and is supported by three carved turtles whose shells are stained in a lighter shade. All finishes are original (Below: Period 1928 photograph from opening night brochure showing plinth in situ, camera left).
Details
Of the Period
Art Deco
Attributed To
Sylvanus Griswold Morley (Designer)
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1928
Period
Early 20th Century
Materials and Techniques
dark stained
cerused
Wood
light stained accents
All original
Other Characteristics
All original, dark stained, cerused and carved wood with light stained accents.
Condition
Good
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
38in. H x 30in. W x 16in. D
97cm H x 76cm W x 41cm D
Dealer Location
Port Hope, Canada
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU10003908143
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