Cesca armchair Designer: Marcel Breuer (American, born Hungary, 1902–1981)
Manufacturer: Gavina S.p.A. (Italian, 1960–1968)

designed 1928; this example 1962–1970

American Decorative Arts


Polished tubular steel, black painted beechwood, cane


31 × 23 × 21 3/4 in. (78.7 × 58.4 × 55.2 cm)

Credit Line

Millicent Todd Bingham Fund

Accession Number



20th century


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Knoll International, New York, N.Y.; Milicent Todd Bingham Fund.

  • Judith Bernstein et al., The Eye of the Beholder: Fakes, Replicas, and Alterations in American Art, ed. Gerald W. R. Ward, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1977), 77, fig. 101.
  • 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), 279-280, no. 265, ill.

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Cesca chairs

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