About This Artwork

Paul Theodore Frankl
American, born Austria, 1886-1958

Skyscraper Cabinet, c. 1927

Painted wood
213.4 x 83.8 x 40 cm (84 x 33 x 15 3/4 in.)

Gift of the Antiquarian Society through Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Hunter III and Mr. and Mrs. Morris S. Weeden, 1998.567

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Jennifer M. Downs, “ ‘The New Modern Feeling’: A Catalogue of the Collection,” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 27, 2 (2001), pp. 18, 30-32, no. 5.

Christopher Long, "Paul T. Frankl and Modern American Design" (Yale University Press, 2007), pp. 70–71, 74, fig. 59.

Christopher Long, "The Viennese Secessionsstil and Modern American Design" Studies int he Decorative Arts 14, 2 (Spring-Summer 2007)pp. 6-44 (ill.).

Judith A. Barter et al., "American Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago, From World War I to 1955," (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2009), cat. 48.

Ownership History

Private collection, New York; private collection, Michigan, 1986; Historical Design, Inc., New York City, to 1998; sold to the Art Institute, 1998.




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