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American Decorative Arts
Designer: Victor Proetz, American, 1897–1966
Maker: Angelo Piano, American, born Italy, 1875–after 1930

Side Chair

1939–41

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)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Newman
2010.51.6
Geography: 
Designed in New York, New York
Owned in Saint Louis, Missouri
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

Selkirk’s, Saint Louis, Selkirk’s Autumn Gallery Auction 1987, sale cat. (September 18–20, 1987), 21–22, lot 244, 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), 235, no. 158.

“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.