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S. L. Fuller residence

New York, NY

Breakfast room panels

Four Seasons, 1920

Commissioned by: Delano & AldrichMedium: oil on woodExecuted by: Hildreth MeièreNonextant

Four Seasons panels for S.J. Fuller breakfast room

Four Seasons panels for S.J. Fuller breakfast room

One of Hildreth Meière’s early commissions evolved from a Beaux-Arts project at the School of Applied Design for Women for which she had won a medal.1 Architect Chester Aldrich commissioned her to design four floor-to-ceiling panels for an octagonal breakfast room at the home of S. L. Fuller, 43 Park Avenue, that he had designed.

Meière with two of the Four Seasons panels

Meière with two of the Four Seasons panels

Meière helped select colors for the woodwork and ceiling of the breakfast room. She also supervised the installation of the panels. Meière exhibited her studies at the thirty-sixth annual exhibition of the Architectural League of New York in 1921.

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For a full discussion, see Catherine Coleman Brawer and Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière (New York: Andrea Monfried Editions, 2014): 35-36.