About this artwork
In addition to skyscraper-inspired furniture such as the Art Institute’s tall, stepped cabinet (see 1998.567), Paul Frankl designed small objects intended to be strategically placed throughout the home in order to create unified, modern interiors. This electric clock was heralded as thoroughly modern, both inside and out. Not only was it featured as an exemplary modern decorative object in contemporary publications, it was also advertised as affordable and “nontarnishable” in order to appeal to a wide consumer base.
- Paul Theodore Frankl
- Massachusetts (Object made in)
- c. 1928–1929
- Bakelite, brush-burnished silver, chrome, and enamel
- 19.4 × 12.9 × 9.5 cm (7 5/8 × 5 1/16 × 3 3/4 in.)
- Gift of Susan and Jerome Kahn through the Antiquarian Society