Early Machine Age Modernism at its finest. The present chair is a scarce example of modernist nickel-plated steel and leather furniture designed by Paul Frankl.
Please see: “P. Frankl, Form and Re-Form: A Practical Handbook of Modern Interiors, New York, 1930, p. 24” for an illustration of this chair.
The Machine Age in America, 1918-1941, The Brooklyn Museum, 17 October 1986 – 16 February 1987.
Jed Johnson, New York;
As Time Goes By, New York;
Historical Design, New York, circa 1984;
Sotheby’s, New York, 18 December 2004, lot 700.
Christie’s New York,13 June 2012, lot 167
Important Private Collection, New York.
Very good condition. Wear consistent with age.