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Club Chair Armchair And Cushion

This is a Armchair and cushion. It was designed by Jean-Michel Frank. We acquired it in 1968. Its medium is wood, leather. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Jean-Michel Frank became a favorite French designer among wealthy American designers and clients alike. This desk and club chair probably first were in Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe Sherfesee’s Paris apartment decorated by American Eyre de Lanux, who often worked with Frank, and subsequently used at Villa Bontoc, their ca. 1927 house in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. In 1929 Vogue featured the San Francisco penthouse created by Frank for Templeton Crocker, calling it “the first large and luxurious apartment to be done completely in the modern manner in the United States.”

This object was donated by Forsythe Sherfesee and Mrs. Forsythe Sherfesee.

  • Chair (France)
  • lacquered wood, leather (seat and back).
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe Sherfesee.
  • 1968-144-3

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Desk (France)
  • wood, shagreen, ivory.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe Sherfesee.
  • 1968-144-13-a/g
  • Leather (Netherlands)
  • embossed leather, painted, gilded.
  • Museum purchase through gift in memory of Josephine C. Howell and through....
  • 1989-34-1

Cite this object as

Club Chair Armchair And Cushion; Designed by Jean-Michel Frank (French, 1895–1941); France; wood, leather; 1968-144-7-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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