Pair of Cranbrook Chairs Unique Rare

 Pair of Cranbrook Chairs Unique Rare

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 Pair of Cranbrook Chairs Unique Rare
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 Pair of Cranbrook Chairs Unique Rare
 Pair of Cranbrook Chairs Unique Rare
 Pair of Cranbrook Chairs Unique Rare
 Pair of Cranbrook Chairs Unique Rare

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Pair of Cranbrook Chairs Unique Rare

This pair of bold and stately regal chairs were designed sometime in the 1920's thought to be by Eliel Saarinen, the architect of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Complex in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, of which he was also an educator there.  The original design of these chairs date back to about the 14th Century.

This pair of  Regal chairs have  wood carvings that appear to be done by hand with intricate floral medallion, scroll and leaf designs. The master chair has beautiful carved arms and both chairs have carved cobra like scroll corner spires, they have large ornate brass tacks  with wooden stretchers. The wood frame is unknown appears to be walnut or mahogany.

See below an excerpt from the site http://architect.architecture.sk/eliel-saarinen-architect/eliel-saarinen-architect.php

Eliel Saarinen architect ~ "The 50-year career of Eliel Saarinen (1873-1950) can be divided into two parts. Practicing in Finland for 25 years, he first established an international reputation based on his "National Romantic" and Jugendstill-inspired architecture. The second phase of Eliel Saarinen's career began when he immigrated to the United States in 1923, after placing second the 1922 Chicago Tribune Tower competition. While practicing in the United States, Eliel Saarinen also assumed the role of educator, first at the University of Michigan and then at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Eliel Saarinen not only designed the Cranbrook complex but, under his stewardship, it became one of the most influential design schools in the nation."

Cranbrook Academy was founded by George and Ellen Booth, in the 1800's.
 
According to Cranbrook website found at http://schools.cranbrook.edu/podium/default.aspx?t=109951

"In 2006, Julie Fisher Cummings, K’73, and her husband, Peter Cummings, contributed the lead donation of $5 million to pave the way for the Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls – Kingswood." Since Mrs. Cummings was a former student of Kingswood she herself may have enjoyed sitting in these chairs when a student.  Their donation was reported to be the largest single donation since the school's founders financed the school in the early 20th Century. 

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CONDITION: These chairs are upholstered in the original leatherette material that has been refurbished and dyed in its original color.   There is some visible wear on the material on both chairs front and back and one yellow spot. (See close up)

All is original with the exception of th
e cambric covering underneath and tied springs. 

The wood frames are in good condition, right tip of scroll top spire on the side chair has been partially broken off.

See our Photos for detailed macro views and complete conditions.

Measurements: Master Chair 44 ½” Tall x 24” Wide x 22” Deep 42”    Tall x 20” Wide x 17” Deep

See our Photos for detailed macro views and complete conditions.

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • 1121227
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Furniture & Furnishings
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Maker
  • Eliel Saarinen,
  • Year
  • 1920's
  • Country of Origin
  • USA
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 0 inch
  • Height: 0 inch
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 75 pounds
  • Condition
  • Good

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