T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings - Design New York Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Neiman-Marcus Building, Dallas, Texas, circa 1939
    Alma Shon, Dallas, 1964
    Thence by descent, 2008
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    “How Eye-Appeal Inside and Out Increases Retail Sales,” Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company promotional literature, 1945, p. 27

  • Catalogue Essay

    In December 1964 a major fire nearly destroyed the now-landmarked Neiman-Marcus Building at 1618 Main Street in Dallas, Texas. British-born designer T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings had redesigned the flagship circa 1941. Alma Shon, a packaging designer at Neiman-Marcus, purchased the undamaged present lot at the sale of the building’s furnishings shortly after the fire.


Rare sofa, from the Neiman-Marcus Building, Dallas, Texas

circa 1939
Fabric, painted wood.
33 x 91 x 29 in. (83.8 x 231.1 x 73.7 cm)

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $15,000

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New York Auction 15 December 2015 1pm