I copied this piece from the original at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We visited the archives to measure and draw the piece. I added the "portico" on the right side to match the style and to improve it's function as seating in a foyer piece. The original was designed by Paul T. Frankl, c.1927.
The piece begs for objects to be displayed in and on it's many and various compartments and platforms. It is simply and economically constructed of bird's eye maple veneer over plywood with painted edges. The bold black outlines emphasize it's rectilinearity and strength.