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  • Provenance

    Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California, 1934
    Mark McDonald, New York, May 31, 2005

  • Literature

    David Gebhard and Harriette Von Breton, K.E.M. Weber: The Moderne in Southern California 1920-1941, Santa Barbara, 1976, p. 82
    Lisa Phillips and David Hanks, et. al., High Styles: Twentieth-Century American Design, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1985, p. 121
    J. Stewart Johnson, American Modern 1925-1940: Design for a New Age, New York, 2000, pp. 139, 175
    Charlotte Benton, Tim Benton and Ghislaine Wood, Art Deco 1910-1939, exh. cat., The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004, p. 360

135

‘Airline’ armchair, from the projection room, Walt Disney Studios, Burbank

1934-1935
Birch, ash, vinyl, leather, chrome-plated metal.
30 7/8 x 24 5/8 x 31 1/8 in (78.5 x 62.5 x 79 cm)
Manufactured by Airline Chair Company, U.S.A. Underside of arm with inventory paper label ‘WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS/2400 ALAMEDA AVE./NO. 3793/ BURBANK, CALIFORNIA’.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $18,750

Design

12 December 2012
New York