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1930

  • Work on this object began.

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  • We acquired this object.

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Club Chair Armchair And Cushion, 1930

This is a Armchair and cushion. It was designed by Jean-Michel Frank. It is dated 1930 and 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. It is credited Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe Sherfesee.

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Leather (Netherlands), ca. 1750
  • leather, embossed, painted, gilded.
  • Museum purchase through gift in memory of Josephine C. Howell and through....
  • 1989-34-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a, b): 75 x 81 x 79 cm (29 1/2 x 31 7/8 x 31 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Club Chair Armchair And Cushion, 1930; Designed by Jean-Michel Frank (French, 1895–1941); France; wood, leather; H x W x D (a, b): 75 x 81 x 79 cm (29 1/2 x 31 7/8 x 31 1/8 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe Sherfesee; 1968-144-7-a,b

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