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  • Provenance

    Fifty/50 Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above, 1991

  • Literature

    "Portfolio of Applied Design," Architectural Record, no. 5, May 1935, p. 311
    J. Stewart Johnson, American Modern 1925-1940: Design for a New Age, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2000, p. 139
    David A. Hanks and Anne Hoy, American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow, Québec, 2005, pp. 158-59
    John Stuart Gordon, A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery 1920-1950, New Haven, 2011, p. 340
    Christopher Long, Kem Weber: Designer and Architect, New Haven, 2014, pp. 138, 139 for a drawing, 198

Property from the Collection of Susie Tompkins Buell

97

"Air Line" armchair

designed 1934
Birch veneer, ash, naugahyde, steel.
31 x 24 1/2 x 35 in. (78.7 x 62.2 x 88.9 cm)
Manufactured by the Air Line Furniture Company, Los Angeles, California. Underside inscribed with paint 366.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $17,500

Contact Specialist
Cordelia Lembo
Specialist, Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1265

Design

New York Auction 6 June 2017