Wharton Esherick crafted this captain's chair in 1951. It is one of the first examples of his ongoing interest in reimagining this traditional chair typology in a modernist idiom. A later example of his captain’s chair designs can be found in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A key proponent of the American Studio Craft movement, Esherick (1887-1970) was an American sculptor and woodworker who's known especially for his intricately crafted, highly sculptural furniture designs.
American black walnut and leather
23.5" x 21" x 28.5"
R & Company
Mindy Solomon Gallery
Jason Jacques Gallery