WHARTON ESHERICK (1887 - 1970)
Hammer Handle Chair, Paoli, PA, late 1930s; Figured white oak, hickory, saddle leather; Unmarked; 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
Sale Price: $6,250
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
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.