Important Design Session 1 /09 December 2007

198

Harry Bunnell

Westport chairs, set of three
USA, 1905 / 1922
hemlock
38 w × 39 d × 37 h in (97 × 99 × 94 cm)

Designed in 1903 by Thomas Lee, this chair was patented by his friend and manufacturer, Harry Bunnell, in 1905. Impressed marks to back of each example: [U.S. Pat. July 18th, 1905 U.S. Pat. July 25, 1922 Mfd. by H.C. Bunnell Westport, N.Y.].

provenance: Collection of Annie Leibovitz, New York

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $6,600

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