Eliel Saarinen (American (born Finland), Rantasalmi 1873–1950 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
Black walnut with new leather upholstery
H.43-3/8, W.17-1/2, D. 18 inches
(110.2 x 45.7 x 48.3 cm.)
Seat H. 19 inches (48.3 cm.)
Seat cushion: H. 4, W. 17, D. 18 inches (10.2 x 43.2 x 45.7 cm)
Back cushion: H. 3, W. 11, D. 16 inches (7.6 x 27.9 x 40.6 cm)
Purchase, Theodore R. Gamble Jr. Gift, in honor of his mother,
Mrs. Theodore Robert Gamble, 1982
Not on view
Marking: [stamped indistinctly on underside of seat within in an oval]: [image of eagle]/MASTERCRAFTSMEN
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Architect and the Industrial Arts: An Exhibition of Contemporary American Design (11th Exhibition in the American Industrial Art Series)," February 12–September 2, 1929, unnumbered cat. (p. 61).
R. Craig Miller inDesign in America: The Cranbrook Vision 1925–1950. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. New York, 1983, pp. 99, 304 n. 43, figs. 89 (installation photo, Exh. New York 1929), 90.