Double Music Stand
39 x 21 x 17.5 inches
Collection of the Wharton Esherick Museum
Images courtesy of Eoin O’Neill
The Double Music Stand, of which Esherick made only three examples, adapts Esherick’s classic design. Intended for two flautists, the stand’s legs are joined by a shelf intended to hold (as Esherick jokingly noted) a “little snifter in case you feel faint during a performance.” In 1958, the Double Music Stand was selected for exhibition at both the Brussels World’s Fair and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts (now the Museum of Arts and Design) in New York.