Artist Pottier and Stymus Manufacturing Company, American, active ca.1859 - 1910
  • Cabinet
Date 1876
Medium walnut with oak as secondary wood
Dimensions Overall: 138 × 107 × 42 inches (3 m 50.5 cm × 271.8 cm × 106.7 cm)
Credit Line Museum Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 2006.59
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W290, Level 2 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, on back, center of under-cabinet support in pencil: Rudolf Dworsak |1215 I Avenue | New York | 1876 | John Kerrigan | Dec. 8, 1888 | William Fuller 1919 [or 1918]

Inscribed, back, lower left in white chalk: Steel Pier | J. Forbes | G. Bliss | January 26, 1932

Inscribed, back, lower right: 1929

Inscribed, back, center right on the base: 40843. Store
1876, produced for and exhibited at Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA);
until 1927, collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of August Pottier (New York, New York, USA);
1928, deaccessioned and sold at unidentified public auction, lot 319.
1928-1970s, [whereabouts unknown];
1970s-1987, Joe Bianco (Troy, Michigan, USA);
1987-2006, Robert Bahssin (Larchmont, New York, USA) [purchased at private Dumochelles private sale];
2006-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)