Marjorie Content Dressing Table by Wharton Esherick, 1932
82.75H x 44W x 17D in
After the death of Marjorie Content's second husband, Michael Carr, she returned to New York City, and commissioned Wharton to create a bedroom suite which included the dressing table and bed (pictured here). They remain one of his finest creations. He wrote to Theodore Dreiser, “It is one of the biggest & most complete things I have done..." Exhibitions - Daring Design: The Impact of Three Women on Wharton Esherick’s Craft, on view at the Michener Art Museum from September 10, 2021 - February 6, 2022 Documentation - Historical images of the dressig table in the home of Marjorie Content and a letter from Marjorie Content to Wharton Esherick discusses her ideas for the bedroom, including a drawing of the dressing table. The letter is part of the WEM permanent collection.