Wharton Esherick, Captain's Chair $16,000>
Moderne Gallery

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.



DESIGNER/

Wharton Esherick

DATE

1951

MATERIALS

American black walnut and leather

DIMENSIONS

23.5" x 21" x 28.5"

STYLE

Historic

HERITAGE

United States

SHIPS FROM

Philadelphia

$16,000

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