Door panel and frame, ‘Ladies Boudoir’, lead/glass/wood, designed for the ‘Ladies Boudoir’ of the Capitol Theatre, Melbourne, by Marion Mahony Griffin/ Walter Burley Griffin, Australia, 1921-24

Made by Griffin, Marion Mahony in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1921-1924.

Door panel and frame, ‘Ladies Boudoir’, lead/glass/wood, designed for the ‘Ladies Boudoir’ of the Capitol Theatre, Melbourne, by Marion Mahony Griffin/ Walter Burley Griffin, Australia, 1921-24

(-1)Rectangular internal door panel, art deco style, composed of leaded coloured glass (orange, blue, white, green, red and black); gold lettering painted onto white glass ‘LADIES BOUDOIR’.

(-2)Wooden frame

Summary

Object No.

98/95/6

Physical Description

Door panel and frame, 'Ladies Boudoir', lead/glass/wood, designed for the 'Ladies Boudoir' of the Capitol Theatre, Melbourne, by Marion Mahony Griffin/ Walter Burley Griffin, Australia, 1921-24

(-1)Rectangular internal door panel, art deco style, composed of leaded coloured glass (orange, blue, white, green, red and black); gold lettering painted onto white glass 'LADIES BOUDOIR'.

(-2)Wooden frame

Dimensions

Height

1690 mm

Width

580 mm

Production

Notes

The 'art deco' style of the light did not become fashionable in Australia until almost a decade after the light was designed. This reveals the Griffin's awareness of the latest in overseas design trends - long before they were popular in Australia.

Made

Griffin, Marion Mahony 1921-1924

History

Used

Capitol Theatre

Source

Credit Line

Courtesy Dorothea Irving, youngest daughter of AJJ Lucas, Melbourne

Acquisition Date

16 July 1998

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Door panel and frame, 'Ladies Boudoir', lead/glass/wood, designed for the 'Ladies Boudoir' of the Capitol Theatre, Melbourne, by Marion Mahony Griffin/ Walter Burley Griffin, Australia, 1921-24 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 September 2018, <https://ma.as/166174>

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