Cocktail cabinet by Paul Kafka

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c 1947.

Paul Kafka is one of the most significant furniture makers to have worked in Sydney in the immediate post-war period. Born in Vienna in 1907, the son of a Viennese furniture maker, he worked in his father’s factory and later studied furniture design and interior decoration at the Academy of Arts in Vienna. In 1939 Kafka and his wife emigrated to Australia and established a furniture making factory, first in Elizabeth Street, Sydney and by the late 1940s larger premises in Botany Road, Waterloo. ...

Summary

Object No.

A10559

Physical Description

Cocktail cabinet veneered in Italian burr walnut, the doors decorated with a cubistic marquetry design of party paraphernalia, the interior fitted with mirrors, chromed shelves and lights. A metal key accompanies the cabinet.

Dimensions

Height

1435 mm

Width

1370 mm

Depth

380 mm

Production

Made

c 1947

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1984

Acquisition Date

24 July, 1984

Cite this Object

Harvard

Cocktail cabinet by Paul Kafka 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 January 2018, <https://ma.as/170210>

Wikipedia

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