• gracefully curving three legged wood music stand
  • gracefully curving three legged wood music stand

Single Music Stand

Wharton Esherick

1960

Cherry, walnut

44 x 18.25 x 20 inches

Collection of the Wharton Esherick Museum

 

Images courtesy of Eoin O’Neill

This Single Music Stand was made in 1951 for cellist Rose Rubinson, a major Esherick patron who, along with her husband Nathan, commissioned numerous works for their home in the Philadelphia suburbs. The design was so popular that Esherick immediately had requests from other musicians for similar stands; to accommodate their desire for a lower price point, a small production run was made.

Related Work: Music Stand, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mark Sfirri, “A Question of Influence: Comparing the Music Stands from Four Masters,”Woodwork Magazine (2011)

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