View 1 of Lot 325. Ladder Back Chair.
View 1 of Lot 325. Ladder Back Chair.
325

Charles Rohlfs

Ladder Back Chair

Estimate:

60,000 - 80,000 USD

Charles Rohlfs

Charles Rohlfs

Ladder Back Chair

Ladder Back Chair

Estimate:

60,000 - 80,000 USD

Charles Rohlfs

Ladder Back Chair


1901

oak

carved with the maker's "sign of the saw" cipher and dated 1901

47 3/4 x 19 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (121.3 x 50.2 x 52.7 cm)

Please note the height of this chair is 47 3/4 inches.
Christie's New York, December 12, 1992, lot 127
Acquired from the above by the present owner  
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) 
Isabelle Anscombe and Charlotte Gere, Arts & Crafts in Britain and America, London, 1978, p. 103
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, exh. cat., Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo, NY, 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 et al., Arts and Crafts Furniture from the Collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation, Vol. 2, Palm Harbor, FL, 2014, pp. 210-211