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Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST

Tradition & Innovation

Sale 5000 Lot 16

Samuel Yellin (1884-1940) for the J. Walter Thompson Company
gate and transom
New York, New York, 1927-1938
wrought iron
unsigned
37"w x 5"d x 101 1/2"h

Catalog Note:
Samuel Yellin was commissioned by Helen Lansdowne Resor, famous advertising copywriter and executive, to create grillwork for the executive wing of J. Walter Thompson's new offices in the Graybar Building at 420 Lexington Avenue in New York City. This elaborate gate and transom were subsequently installed.

Period photo of this gate design in the executive offices

Estimate $9,000-12,000

Sold for $11,050