American Decorative Arts
Designer: Donald Deskey, American, 1894–1989
Maker: Schmieg, Hungate and Kotzian, Inc., American, 1924–1933

Side chair

1933

Macassar ebony veneer over secondary wood, beech and pine; cotton replacement upholstery

34 1/2 x 19 x 24 in. (87.63 x 48.26 x 60.96 cm)
John P. Axelrod, B.A. 1968, Fund
2009.137.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Commissioned by Abby Rockefeller Milton, New York, 1933; private dealer, New York, by 2008; on consignment, 20th Century Provenance, Cambridge, Mass., 2009

Bibliography: 

David A. Hanks and Jennifer Toher, “Donald Desky’s Decorative Designs,” Antiques (April 1987): 842–43, fig. 3.

Anne Massey, Interior Design of the 20th Century (London: Thames and Hudson, 2001), 112, fig. 92.

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), 42–43, no. 22.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2010.pdf (accessed 2012).

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.