F.3001 Max Kuehne signed two door Cabinet

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Max Kuehne signed two door Chinoiserie Cabinet

Max Kuehne signed two door cabinet with Carrara marble top. Gessoed wood case, with tempera work, and toned silver leaf on incised lacquer base, two doors mounted with side steel cut Chinoiserie style strap hinges, doors with steel cut decorative corner brackets and large centrally placed, elaborately cut  decorative steel Chinoiserie escutcheon with lock. Signed on lower portion of right hand door “Max Kuehne“. Interior retains its original peach-colored paint.

SKU: D.3000
PRICE: $7800
DIMENSIONS: H: 35" x W: 37" x D: 17"

Max Kuehne ( 1880-1968)

German-born Max Kuehne immigrated to the United States as a young man, coming with his family to Flushing, New York. When Kuehne decided to pursue a career as a painter, he took classes with William Merritt Chase, Kenneth Hayes Miller, and later Robert Henri. Chase and Miller may have helped to shape Kuehne’s technique, but Henri was certainly responsible for the dark style of Impressionism that he favored in his early career. After a trip to Europe, Kuehne set up a studio in New York in 1911. Far from settled however, he continued to seek inspiration in his travels, and with each trip to Gloucester and Rockport; Cornwall, Granada, and Paris, his style became brighter and more dynamic.

Kuehne’s talent was recognized with awards and exhibitions at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh and the National Academy of Design in New York, and he applied his skill to a variety of media—from sculpture to furniture and decorative molding. This versatility enabled him to survive the Great Depression and continue his creative work until his death in 1968.

Works by Kuehne can be found in museums such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK.


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