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Art Deco Dynamique Creations Johnson Furniture Co. Skyscraper Bookcase Wall Unit



Art Deco Dynamique Creations Johnson Furniture Co. Skyscraper Bookcase Wall Unit Pprice Reduced from $14.500 Important and large early Art Deco Machine Age Dynamique Creations piece for Johnson Handley Johnson. Rare design by David Robertson Smith for Dynamique / Johnson Furniture Co., circa 1929. Rare original Dynamique label, model number 2609 stamped in wood on back and model number tag with woods listed. Satinwood burl and mahogany extreme two - toning. Original Frankl Skyscraper / Deskey Widdicomb metal pulls, used by Robertson as well. The Dynamique line for Johnson Brothers was an important leap in modernist American furniture. Supreme designs and construction, well beyond the earliest contemporary designs from Paul Frankl, KEM Weber, Gilbert Rohde & Donald Deskey. David Robertson Smith, former head designer of Stickley Brothers arts and crafts lines, led Johnson into the production of Art Deco and modern lines in 1928. The company later claimed that this was the first complete line of “modern” furniture produced in the united states. The 1928 introduction of the Art Deco “Dynamique” line by d. Robertson smith, with its exotic wood veneers and forms reminiscent of Frankl’s “skyscraper” bookcases, began a long period in which the company concurrently produced both modern and revival lines.


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