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Back to Modern Design / January 20, 2019


WHARTON ESHERICK (1887 - 1970)


WHARTON ESHERICK (1887 - 1970)

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

Hammer Handle Chair, Paoli, PA, late 1930s
Figured white oak, hickory, saddle leather
32" x 18" x 20 1/4"
Provenance: Purchased from the artist by Marjorie Content, thence by descent
Rago Auctions, Modern Design, June 2013, lot 432
Collection of Jacqueline Fowler, Connecticut
Published: Sfirri, "The Hammer-Handled Chairs: Found object art by Wharton Esherick," Woodwork: A Magazine for All Woodworkers, 2008, p. 61

Some stains to replaced leather straps. No breaks or repairs to frame. Crack to crest rail (right rear back). Some looseness to joinery. Warm patina. Good overall condition.

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