Modern Design /07 October 2008


Benjamin Baldwin

dining table from the C.F. Murphy Jr. residence, Chicago
USA, 1958
burled elm, bleached rosewood, chrome-plated steel
96 w × 54 d × 29 h in (244 × 137 × 74 cm)

Sold with two 21-inch leaves; table measures 138 inches when fully extended. Sold with a photocopy of The New York Times article illustrating the interior of the C.F. Murphy Jr. residence.

provenance: Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Murphy, Jr., Chicago | Private collection, California

literature: The New York Times Magazine, April 11, 1965, ppg. 98-99 illustrate in situ

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $9,600

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