Modernist 20th Century /06 June 2004


John Becker

andirons and firescreen for the Rauh residence, Cincinnati, Ohio
USA, c. 1930
aluminum, iron, steel
52 w × 34½ d × 32 h in (132 × 88 × 81 cm)

John Becker, a student of Walter Gropius at Harvard in the 1920s, created a modern house in Cincinnati for Insurance magnate Rauh whose house these andirons come from. They have remained in the house since they were custom made in the 1930s.

provenance: Dr. John Albers, Cincinnati, Ohio

estimate: $7,000–9,000

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