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Lady Lace with New Shoes

1989 Frank E. Cummings III Born: Los Angeles, California 1938 black walnut, ivory, gold and onyx 11 1/4 x 9 in. (28.6 x 22.9 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb 1995.100.4 Not currently on view


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Frank Cummings takes several weeks to select his materials and plan his piece before mounting it on the lathe. Lady Lace with New Shoes incorporates ivory, gold, and onyx in a lavish band that draws the viewer’s eye from the smooth surface of the lower part to the delicate open shape resting like a crown on the top.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

ivory

metal - gold

stone - onyx

wood - black walnut

About Frank E. Cummings III

Born: Los Angeles, California 1938

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