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American Decorative Arts
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Designer: Kem Weber, American, born Germany, 1889–1963
Manufacturer: Lloyd Manufacturing Company (a division of Heywood-Wakefield Company), American, 1920–1978

LC-52-A Lounge Chair

designed 1935, manufactured 1935–37

Chromium-plated steel, birch plywood, and velour

29 1/2 × 25 × 39 1/2in. (74.93 × 63.5 × 100.33 cm)
Purchased with the Friends of American Arts Acquisition and John P. Axelrod, B.A. 1968, Funds
Manufactured in Menominee, Michigan
Designed in Los Angeles, California
By appointment
20th century

Wright Auctions, Chicago, March 28, 2006, lot 249; purchased by Historical Design, New York, 2006


“Acquisitions, July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 203, 206, ill.

“Friends of the American Arts at Yale,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University (Spring 2008): 22, 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), 336–37, no. 235.

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.