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  • Catalogue Essay

    In addition to the present lot, there is only one other example of a desk set produced at the metal workshop at the Bauhaus, an inkwell and tray designed by Marianne Brandt. Like Brandt’s inkwell, this desk tidy is thought to have been a prototype for a serial production. Throughout the period of 1926-1929, the notion of ‘small pieces for everyday life,’ such as this wonderful example, was ever-present in the artists’ work in the metal shop at Dessau.

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Desk tidy

1926-1929
New silver, silver-plated brass. Stamped “BAUHAUS.”
3 1/8 x 4 x 3 3/8 in. (7.9 x 10.2 x 8.6 cm)

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Design and Design Art

24 May 2007
2pm New York