Unique "In God We Trust" chair

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  • Provenance

    Acquired from the artist by the present owner, 2006

  • Exhibited

    "The American Craftsman," The Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, May 22-September 12, 1964
    "Craftsmen Beyond New England," Addison Gallery, Phillips Andover Academy, Andover, November 13-December 27, 1964
    "1965 Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition," Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, May 14-June 13, 1965

  • Literature

    Paul Smith, The American Craftsman, exh. pamphlet, The Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, 1964, listed p. 4
    1965 Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, exh. cat., Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York, 1965, illustrated p. 6
    "The New American Craftsmen: First Generation," Craft Horizons, June 1966, illustrated p. 19
    Alastair Gordon, Wendell Castle Wandering Forms—Works from 1959-1979, exh. cat., Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, New York, 2012, illustrated p. 55
    Emily Evans Eerdmans, Wendell Castle, A Catalogue Raisonné 1958-2012, New York, 2014, illustrated p. 91

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Property from an Important American Collection

Unique "In God We Trust" chair

1964
Oak, leather.
42 1/2 x 28 x 46 in. (108 x 71.1 x 116.8 cm)
Underside incised W.C. 64. Front stretcher inscribed IN GOD WE TRUST.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

sold for $75,000

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Design Evening Sale

New York Auction 13 December 2018