Important Design Session 1 /09 December 2007

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Ruth Reeves

tapestry
USA, c. 1935
block-printed hand-woven wool
126 w × 71½ h in (320 × 182 cm)

Donald Deskey utilized Ruth Reeves' textile designs in many of his commissions. In the 1930s, Deskey selected this design in his renovation of the Netherlands Hotel interior.

provenance: Netherlands Hotel, Cincinnati | Private collection, Miami Beach

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $3,600

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