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American Decorative Arts
Designer: Russel Wright, American, 1904–1976
Manufacturer: Conant Ball Furniture Company, 1852–ca. 1983
Armchair, “American Modern” Line
Birch with cotton upholstery
74.93 x 55.88 x 66.04 cm (29 1/2 x 22 x 26 in.)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, by exchange
Manufactured in Gardner, Massachusetts
Designed in New York, New York
“Acquisitions 2002,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003): 137, ill.
Kristina Wilson, Livable Modernism: Interior Decorating and Design during the Great Depression (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2004), 35-36, 54-55, fig. 1.14.
R. W. Stevenson, “Modern Comfort Food, The Furniture Version,” New York Times (October 24, 2004), ill.
John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 19201950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 300301, no. 206.
Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.