Dining chair

1932–33
Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989), Manufactured by Schmieg, Hungate & Kotizan, Inc. (active 1925–1936)


Object Place: New York

Dimensions

Overall: 85.1 x 45.7 x 59.1 cm (33 1/2 x 18 x 23 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2541

Medium or Technique

Macasser ebony veneer, probably maple core, replaced upholstery

On View

John Axelrod Gallery (Gallery 326)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and beds

Markings

Stamped into bottom edge of back rail: 8004 circle with S, K, and H) 469

Provenance

1933, made for Abby Rockefeller Milton, One Beekman Place, New York, New York; 2008, offered for sale at Sotheby's New York (bought in), subsequently purchased by 20th-Century Provenance (Rick Sementa), Cambridge, Massachusetts, in partnership with an unknown dealer; 2009, purchased by the MFA from 20th-Century Provenance (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Parker Prindle, John Axelrod and American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund