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Plate 27, IX, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Plate 27, IX of the book, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary). A female cow at center, the body of the animal made up of collage-like texture, her face pointed towards the ground, her mouth open and eyes closed in an expression of pain. From her udders emerges a hatching baby bird, whose beak is opened wide and pointed towards the ground; fragments of the hatched egg shell/cow skin on ground below. Landscape indicated by a curving shaded line in the background. The face and hands of a grotesque human figure peers over the horizon line at right. Composition contained within a black rectangular frame.

Designs for Two Side Tables with Ashtray Stands

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Two designs for circular side tables with ashtray stands and clear glass tops, each seen in plan and perspective. At lower left, perspective of Deskey No. 6243 shows wood base from which extends a metal tube that supports an 18-inch diameter clear glass tabletop and, above that, a 5-inch diameter ashtray; above, plan shows dimensions. At lower right, perspective of Deskey No. 6244 shows flat circular base on three ball feet from which two lengths of tubing extend; on the right, the tube supports a 5-inch diameter ashtray and 18-inch diameter clear glass tabletop while at right, second tube provides additional tabletop support. Above, plan shows object footprint. Margins ruled in graphite.

Plate 22, XI, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Plate 22, XI of the book, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary). A stuffed teddy bear figure at center, the seams at his lower stomach split open, revealing many tiny grotesque figures of small human babies, their bodies curled up in the fetal position, many with curling umbilical cords. A few babies spill out onto the ground at bottom. Landscape indicated by a curving shaded line in the background. The face and hands of a grotesque human figure peers over the horizon line at right. Composition contained within a black rectangular frame.

Plate 10, XI, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Plate 10, XI of the book, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary). At center, a large tower building made up of the long neck of a bird, the bird's head at the top of the structure, its eyes partially closed and beak open. Three birds of prey, possibly vultures, circle around the top of the tower in flight. At bottom, a small arched door with a barred window. A small figure draped in a cloak and viewed from the back appraoches the door. Landscape indicated by a curving shaded line in the background. Composition contained within a black rectangular frame.

Plate 12, X, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Plate 12, X of the book, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary). Hybrid bird figure at center, its torso and legs typical of a bird, with a large ovoid at its neck and its head ending in a long point. At its rear, a string leads to a furry egg-shaped form with a hole at bottom, possibly suggesting a ball and stick toy. Landscape indicated by a curving shaded line in the background. The face and hands of a grotesque human figure peers over the horizon line at right. Composition contained within a black rectangular frame.

Plate 28, VII, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Plate 28, VII of the book, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary). Figure of a large bird at left viewed in profile, its plumage in cubist style, its eye closed and beak open, pointing up to the left. At right, a small bird hatching from an egg, the surface in cubist style, its beak open wide and pointed straight up. Landscape indicated by a curving shaded line in the background. The face and hands of a grotesque human figure peers over the horizon line at right. Background made up of checkerboard pattern with hatched lines. Composition contained within a black rectangular frame.

Plate 3, IX, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Plate 3, IX of the book, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary). A curving shaded line at upper half of the composition separates land at top from water at bottom. Beyond the line, at left, a grotesque male figure holding a long fishing pole made up of curved stick, string, and hook. At center, a human hand dangles from the hook, pierced by the tip of the index finger. Below the hand is a partial sleeve with cuffs that then transitions into the body of a fish splashing above the surface of the water, ripples below. Below, two additional hands and sleeves reach out of the water with circular ripples and shaded shadows in the water below. Composition contained within a black rectangular frame.

Plate 15, XI, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Plate 15, XI of the book, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary). Human/bird hybrid figure at center, with the body and neck of a bird and the face of a bald male human. Figure wears a long pointed mask tied at the back of the head, simulating a beak. Landscape indicated by a curving shaded line in the background. The face and hands of a grotesque human figure peers over the horizon line at right. Composition contained within a black rectangular frame.

Plate 23, VIII, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Plate 23, VIII of the book, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary). Grotesque stylized figure at center draped in large cloak and wearing long pointed shoes raises a candelabrum in his left hand. Each branch of the candelabrum ends in the neck and head of a bird with an open beak and closed eye. Landscape indicated by a curving shaded line in the background. Composition contained within a black rectangular frame.

Two Designs for End Tables: Rectangular and Round

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Two designs for end tables—one rectangular, the other round—with swirl mahogany tops and shelves and lacquered legs, apron, and edges. At upper left, rectangular version seen in perspective: four slightly tapered, square-plan legs with curved upper edge support tabletop and one shelf at approximately two-thirds object height. Below, table seen in plan and front and side elevations that provide dimensions. At upper right, round version shown in perspective. Tabletop is circular with small drawer and, along with shelf, are supported by four legs similar to those employed by rectangular version. Below, round table shown in plan and elevations with dimensions. Margins ruled in graphite. Inscribed with Deskey No. 7800.

Plate 24, XI, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Plate 24, XI of the book, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary). Large black bird at center shown in profile facing the left, its head pointed down, its left leg raised in front. Each of the bird's feet is replaced by a mouse. In raising his left leg, the bird examines his foot, the mouse at his foot in turn examines the bird to which it is attached. Landscape indicated by a curving shaded line in the background. Composition contained within a black rectangular frame.

Three Designs for Round Occasional Table

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Three designs for round table, each shown in plan and elevation. At left, design for 27-inch tall table with round base and three cylindrical supports on which rests a 27-inch diameter tabletop. At center, similar design but height and diameter are 21 inches. At left, similar design but height is 16 inches and diameter is 24 inches. Margins ruled in graphite. Inscribed with Deskey No. 7877.

Plate I, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Plate I of the book, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary). A seated bald male figure, viewed obliquely from the back. His rear end forms the eyes and brow of a large owl's face, a curved beak projects from the man's rear at the lower center of his back, piercing the belly of a rat. Landscape indicated by a curving shaded line in the background. The face and hands of a grotesque human figure peers over the horizon line at right. Composition contained within a black rectangular frame.

Four Designs for End Tables with Drawer

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Four end table designs seen in perspective, plan, and elevation. At far upper left, perspective shows 8x13-inch rectangular tabletop with blank molding below, under which are two drawers; four legs are slightly tapered with outward-turned feet. At center-left, perspective for 27x15-inch tabletop with same blank molding delineating surface from main object volume, which is recessed slightly from the plane of the legs, which gently taper into out-turned feet. At center-right, perspective shows 22x22-inch table; below, plan indicates that object has pair of drawers on either side. Similar details and legs as other pieces. At upper right, perspective for 27-inch diameter table with small drawers on either side; legs stretch down from bracket-like brace that holds table volume. Inscribed with Deskey Nos. (left to right): 7987, 7988, 7989, 7990. Margins ruled in graphite.

Plate 18, XI, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Plate 18, XI of the book, Très Admirable Bestiaire Fantastique (Very Admirable Fantastic Bestiary). A baby carriage or pram at center, the four corners each ending in a pig's leg and hoof. From the interior of the stroller, the head of a drooling pig emerges from under the shade. A pacifier dangles from a string at the handle. Landscape indicated by a curving shaded line in the background. The face and hands of a grotesque human figure peers over the horizon line at right. Composition contained within a black rectangular frame.

Design for Cabinet

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Design for cabinet. At upper right, perspective shows cabinet in open, L-shaped configuration. Semi-oblong base and top sandwiches shelving, which is vertically divided between two identical, symmetrical units, the left one of which pivots open. Below, perspective shows unit in closed position. At rear, square end, surface topped by square mirror in frame. At center right, plan with dimensions indicates materials and footprint of object in both positions, while below two elevations (from left to right: front and side) provide dimensions. Inscribed with Deskey No. 7893.

Design for Cabinet

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Scale: 1" = 1'

Design for Round Occasional Table, Three Versions

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The variations on design for round occasional table seen in plan and elevation with one perspective drawing at upper right. Perspective shows circular tabletop set into mount supported by three inward-curving metallic legs with small cylindrical braces on outer edge; these are positioned on a slightly smaller circular base. Below, at lower left, plan and elevation for 27-inch tall table with 27-inch diameter top. At center, plan and elevation for 21-inch tall table with 21-inch diameter top. At right, plan and elevation for 16-inch tall table with 24-inch diameter top. Each plan has been approved with “ok” in graphite and check marks in red pencil. Margins ruled in graphite. Inscribed with Deskey No. 8002.

Three Designs for End Table with Drawer

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Three designs for an end table with one drawer seen in plan and front and side elevations, with one perspective at upper left. Perspective shows rectangular end table with drawer accessible by horizontally-oriented rectangular handle resting upon four square legs whose feet curve out and down creating a bracket-like silhouette; on either side, front and rear legs are connected by three tubular lengths at even intervals. Below, at left, plan and elevations for 28-inch tall table with 22x15-inch top. At center, plan and elevations for 20-inch high table with 27x16-inch tabletop. At right, plan and elevations for 23-inch tall table with 27x12-inch tabletop. Margins ruled in graphite. Inscribed, from left to right, with Deskey Nos. 8025, 8026, and 8027.

Four Designs for Occasional Tables with Tapered Legs

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Four designs for end tables with tapered legs seen in plan and front elevation. From left to right: plan and elevation for 27-inch tall table with 18x13-inch tabletop; plan and elevation for 18-inch tall table with 27x15-inch tabletop; plan and elevation for 26-inch tall table with 22x22-inch tabletop; and plan and elevation for 27-inch tall table with 27-inch diameter tabletop. In each design, tabletops are set into base consisting of tabletop mount that gently curves into tapered legs. Inscribed, from left to right, with Deskey Nos. 8161, 8162, 8163, and 8169. Margins ruled in graphite.

Table: Round-Three Versions

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Three designs for round occasional tables with modern cabriole legs seen in plan and elevation. From left to right: 27-inch tall table with 27-inch diameter tabletop; 21-inch tall table with 21-inch diameter tabletop; 16-inch tall table with 242-inch diameter tabletop. In each design, tabletop is separate component that rests in base consisting of mount and cabriole-style legs with gentle curve at top and subtle taper and outward curve at foot. Inscribed, from left to right, with Deskey Nos. 8165, 8166, and 8167. Margins ruled in graphite.

Three Designs for Occasional Tables with Modern Cabriole Legs

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Three designs for rectilinear occasional tables with modern cabriole legs seen in plan and elevation. From left to right: plan and elevation for 27-inch tall table with 24x24-inch tabletop; plan and elevation for 23-inch tall table with 27x16-inch tabletop; elevation for 23-inch tall table without accompanying plan. In each design, tabletop appears set into base supported by modern cabriole legs that gently swell at top and terminate in tapered, outward-turned feet. Inscribed, from left to right, with Deskey Nos. 8170, 8171, and 8172. Margins ruled in graphite.

Three Designs for Occasional Tables

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Three designs for occasional tables. From left to right: plan and elevation for 28-inch tall table with 22x15-inch tabletop with drawer; plan and elevation for 20-inch tall table with 27x16-inch tabletop, no drawer; plan and elevation for 27-inch tall table with 27-inch diameter tabletop, now drawer. In each design, table supported by planar legs that terminate in downturned bracket-like feet; the rectilinear versions have double cylindrical stretchers while round table features legs configured in Greek-cross plan. Inscribed, from left to right, with Deskey Nos. 8173, 8174, and 8175. Margins ruled in graphite.

Designs for Four Occasional Tables with Tapered Legs

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Four designs for occasional tables with tapered legs. From left to right: plan and elevation of 27-inch tall table with 18x13-inch tabletop and pair of stacked drawers with round knobs; plan and elevation for 23-inch tall table with 27x15-inch tabletop, now drawer; plan and elevation for 26-inch tall table with 22x22-inch tabletop and pair of stacked drawers with round knobs on either side; plan and elevation for 27-inch tall table with 27-inch diameter tabletop and shallow drawers with round knobs on either side. In each design, tabletop rests on top of frame and legs gently curve downward from top and terminate in tapered foot. Inscribed, from left to right, with Deskey Nos. 8176, 8177, 8178, and 8179. Margins ruled in graphite.
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