Richard R. John
black walnut and ebony 44 x 19 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (111.0 x 49.0 x 32.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55A
Luce Center Label
Richard R. John's Music Rack was featured in the Renwick Gallery's 1975 Craft Multiples exhibition, which highlighted the work of production craftsmen who each created ten utilitarian objects using traditional techniques. Music Rack is a modern design, yet is reminiscent of the simple, organic forms used during the Arts and Crafts Movement at the turn of the twentieth century. The stand's curved body and rounded feet highlight the grain of the black walnut, and ebony prongs recall the musical notes found in the sheet music it is intended to hold.
decorative arts - furniture
Crafts - Wood
wood - ebony
wood - walnut
About Richard R. John
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