American Decorative Arts
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Designer: Russel Wright, American, 1904–1976
Manufacturer: Conant Ball Furniture Company, 1852–ca. 1983

Armchair, “American Modern” Line

ca. 1935

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
2002.89.1
Geography: 
Manufactured in Gardner, Massachusetts
Designed in New York, New York
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

“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, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 300–301, 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.

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