Lot 429
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George Grant Elmslie

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  • George Grant Elmslie
  • An Important High-Back Chair from the Dining Room of the Harold C. Bradley House, Madison, Wisconsin
  • oak with the original leather upholstery and seat foundation

executed by Jean B. Hassewer, Co., Chicago


''The Statics and Dynamics of Architecture: Illustrating the work of Purcell, Feick and Elmslie, Architects,'' The Western Architect, vol. 19, January 1913, p. 4 (for a period photograph showing this chair in the dining room of the Bradley House)
David Gebhard, The Work of Purcell and Elmslie, Architects, Park Forest, IL, 1965, p. 10 (for a period photograph of the Bradley dining room reprinted from the Western Architect, January 1913)  
Robert Judson Clark, ed., The Arts and Crafts Movement in America 1876-1916, Princeton, 1972, p. 61 (for a related chair model designed by Elmslie for the Charles A. Purcell House, River Forest, IL)
Brian A. Spencer, ed., The Prairie School Tradition: The Prairie Archives of the Milwaukee Art Center, New York, 1979 , p. 42
Wendy Kaplan, The Art that is Life: The Arts & Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920, Boston, 1987, p. 204
Janet Kardon, ed., The Ideal Home 1900-1920: The History of Twentieth-Century American Craft, New York, 1993, p. 73
Dixie Legler, Prairie Style: Houses and Gardens by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School, New York, 1999, pp. 86-87 (for two chairs from this same suite in the collection of the Sigma Phi Society, Madison, WI) 

Catalogue Note

Photo Caption:
Courtesy Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities