Harkness Ballet Tutu Shipping Trunk Coffee Table c. 1960’s NYC


The Harkness Ballet (1964-1975) was a NY ballet company founded by Rebekah Harkness, who inherited her husband’s Standard Oil fortune and was a patron of the dance.  The company had it’s debut performance in Cannes 1965 and the company mostly toured in Europe for the first 2 years, with it’s New York debut in 1967.

Here we have a Tutu shipping trunk marked Harkness Ballet, New York U.S.A., repurposed as a coffee table with a plate glass top.

This is  a wonderful piece of American ballet history.

Measures:  27.5″ diameter – 12.5″ tall