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Serving Table

A work made of painted wood, silver leaf, and walnut.

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  • A work made of painted wood, silver leaf, and walnut.




Designed by Kem Weber
American, born Germany, 1889–1963
Made by Grand Rapids Chair Co.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, (1872–1973)

About this artwork

German émigré Kem Weber designed original and colorful furniture and interiors devoid of overt historical references and evocative of modern times. Produced as part of a nine-piece dining-room suite manufactured by Grand Rapids Chair Company (including this serving table and matching armchair [1985.6]), the zigzag pattern in the walnut veneer and the striking green surface of the table attest to Weber’s knowledge of French Art Moderne, while its smooth contours anticipate the sleek look of American streamlined design that would become popular in the 1930s.


On View, Gallery 271


Arts of the Americas


Kem Weber


Serving Table


Grand Rapids (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

c. 1928–1929


Painted wood, silver leaf, and walnut


76.2 × 91.4 × 41.9 cm (30 × 36 × 16 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Steinfeld

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