103
103

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Charles Rohlfs
LADDER BACK CHAIR
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT
103

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Charles Rohlfs
LADDER BACK CHAIR
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Design

|
New York

Charles Rohlfs
LADDER BACK CHAIR
carved with the maker's "sign of the saw" cipher and dated 1901
oak
47 3/4 x 20 x 22 3/8  in. (121.2 x 50.5 x 56.8 cm.) 
1901
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Provenance

Joseph C. Boyle, Cleveland, Ohio or Bay City, Michigan, circa 1904
By descent to Kathleen Smiley, Bay City, Michigan, 1963
By descent to Michael Smiley, Louisville, Kentucky, 1993
Thence by descent to the present owner

Literature

Lola J. Diffen, ''Artistic Designing of House Furniture – A Visit to Charles Rohlfs Designer – His Shop and His Work,'' Buffalo Courier, April 22, 1900, n. p. (for a period photograph of the model) 
Leslie Greene Bowman, American Arts & Crafts: Virtue in Design, Los Angeles, 1990, p. 60, no. 27 (for an example of the model in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
Michael L. James, Drama in Design: The Life and Craft of Charles Rohlfs, Buffalo, 1994, p. 39 
Joseph Cunningham, The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs, New Haven, CT, 2008, p. 121 (for an example of the model in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum)
David Cathers and Susan Montgomery, So Various Are The Forms It Assumes: American Arts & Crafts Furniture from the Two Red Roses Foundation, Clearwater, FL, 2013, pp. 210-211

Important Design

|
New York