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Chair, 1928

This is a chair. It was designed by Walter von Nessen. It is dated 1928. Its medium is aluminum, brass, leather.

This dramatic chair, with cut-out stepped contours recalling skyscrapers, was featured in Macy’s 1928 Arts in Industry exhibition, along with other works by Walter von Nessen and imported works from Germany.

This object was agent: Anonymous. It is credited Private Collection.

  • Sculpture, New York, ca. 1925
  • brass and steel on black marble base (or vulcanite base).
  • Lent by Indianapolis Museum of Art, Discretionary Fund, 73.8.
  • 68.2016.1

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 68.6 × 50.8 × 50.8 cm (27 × 20 × 20 in.)

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

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