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    Douglas Fairbanks period style table and bench from The Iron Mask. (United Artists, 1929) Vintage production made period-style wooden table and bench, screen used in the Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckling adventure classic, The Iron Mask, adapted from Alexandre Dumas' The Man in the Iron Mask. In addition to his starring role (this was his last silent picture), Fairbanks also acted as producer, with the film being made for his United Artists Studios. As such, Fairbanks kept this table and bench after production, and later gifted it to associate Jimmie Archibald. A metal plaque was added to the tabletop for the occasion, engraved, "To Jimmie Archibald from Douglas Fairbanks, built in studio shop especially for and used by me in The Iron Mask 1928". Table measures 77 x 35 x 32 in., bench 54 x 18 x 18 in. Exhibiting some age and wear, though at over ninety years old, the handsome, handmade table and bench are remarkably well preserved (this was truly the Golden Age of studio craftsmanship). Formerly exhibited at the Valley Relics Museum in Los Angeles, California. A wonderful artifact from the first King of Hollywood and one of the most exciting films of the silent screen.

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    December, 2019
    17th Tuesday
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