Important 20th Century Design /04 December 2005


Eliel Saarinen and J. Robert F. Swanson

USA, 1935/1947
nickel-plated brass
21¼ w × 6 d × 25½ h in (54 × 15 × 65 cm)

Robert F. Swanson, Pipsan Saarinen Swanson, and Eliel Saarinen included this design in their line of furnishings for the modern home for the Swanson Saarinen Group. The form was designed over a decade earlier by Swanson for a custom commission in Michigan.

provenance: Private collection, Bloomfield Hills

literature: Cranbrook Art Museum: 100 Treasures, Wittkopp, pg. 108

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,400

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