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Chair, 1928

This is a Chair. 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.

It is credited Private Collection.

  • Floor Lamp (USA)
  • chrome-plated metal.
  • Gift of Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
  • 2009-17-1
  • Sculpture, New York
  • brass and steel on black marble base (or vulcanite base).
  • Lent by Indianapolis Museum of Art, Discretionary Fund, 73.8.
  • 68.2016.1

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Skyscraper Bookcase Desk
  • california redwood and black laquer.
  • Lent by Grand Rapids Art Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John Halick, 1984.7.2.
  • 55.2016.1

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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