Armchair from the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building Armchair, 1931
This is a armchair. It was designed by William E. Lescaze. It is dated 1931 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is chromium-plated steel, leather upholstery, oak. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
William Lescaze used this model of chair in several buildings, including the PSFS Building in Philadelphia. A variant of this design appeared in Elizabeth Arden’s New York salon, whose 1931 décor, designed by Mrs. John Alden Carpenter, also included a lamp by Sabino, seen elsewhere in the exhibition.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 61 × 63.5 × 54.6 cm (24 in. × 25 in. × 21 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Armchair from the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Building Armchair, 1931; Designed by William E. Lescaze (American, b. Switzerland, 1896–1969); chromium-plated steel, leather upholstery, oak; H x W x D: 61 × 63.5 × 54.6 cm (24 in. × 25 in. × 21 1/2 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2015-41-9
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.