Side Chair Designer: Victor Proetz (American, 1897–1966)
Maker: Angelo Piano (American, born Italy, 1875–after 1930)


American Decorative Arts

On view, 3rd floor, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

Probably ash with beech, bronze mounts, and silk upholstery


32 1/2 × 18 1/2 × 15 9/16 in. (82.5 × 47 × 39.5 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Newman

Accession Number



20th century


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Commissioned by Emma Perham Proetz and Arthur Proetz, Saint Louis, ca. 1940–66; inherited by his second wife, Esther Proetz, Saint Louis, 1966–87; transferred to the Estate of Esther Proetz, Saint Louis, 1987; Selkirk’s, Saint Louis, September 22, 1987, lot 244; purchased by Jane and Matthew Newman, Saint Louis, 1987–2010
  • 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), 235, no. 158.
  • "Acquisitions," (accessed 2012).
  • Selkirk's, Saint Louis, Selkirk's Autumn Gallery Auction 1987, sale cat. (September 18–20, 1987), 21–22, lot 244, ill.
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side chairs

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