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American Decorative Arts
Designer: Harry Bertoia, American, born Italy, 1915–1978
Manufacturer: Knoll Inc., American, founded 1938

Large diamond chair and Ottoman

designed 1952

Vinyl-coated steel wire; black painted steel wire; red cotton upholstery (Tony Prestini design)

Chair: 27 3/4 × 45 × 32 3/4 in. (70.5 × 114.3 × 83.2 cm)
Ottoman: 14 3/4 × 24 × 17 1/4 in. (37.5 × 61 × 43.8 cm)
Mrs. James C. Greenway Fund
1973.77.4a-b
Geography: 
Made in East Greenville, Pennsylvania
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

James Furniture, Palisades Park, N.J.; Mrs. James C. Greenway Fund.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, 1973,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 35, no. 1 (Summer 1974): 85.

Patricia E. Kane, 300 Years of American Seating Furniture Chairs and Beds from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 288-289, no. 275, ill.

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.