William Lescaze - Design New York Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Hattie Carnegie Salon, New York

  • Literature

    “Howe and Lescaze,” Creative Art, no. 3, September 1931, p. 243 for the chair in situ
    Lorraine Welling Lanmon, William Lescaze, Architect, Philadelphia, 1987, p. 40, fig. 27 for the chair in situ, p. 173 fig. 203 for a drawing, p. 181, fig. 251

  • Catalogue Essay

    Only two of the present model armchair from the Hattie Carnegie Salon are known to be extant; the other example resides in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (accession no. 2006.1271). Lescaze outfitted the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society (PSFS) building as well as his own home with similar chairs (see: Domus, no. 89, May 1935, p. 15), however the proportions of the Hattie Carnegie armchairs are more diminutive.


Armchair, from the millinery department of the Hattie Carnegie Salon

circa 1931
Chromium-plated tubular steel, leather.
27 3/8 x 20 5/8 x 21 1/8 in. (69.5 x 52.4 x 53.7 cm)

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $21,250

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New York Auction 9 June 2016