Harvey Ellis – Cube armchair, 1903

Harvey Ellis

Cube armchair, 1903

American oak, copper and pewter inlay
Made by Gustav Stickley
h. 73,4 cm - w. 66 cm - d. 70,5 cm

MARKS : Signed with red decal

PROVENANCE : Collection of Dr. James Wentworth, Brookline, Massachusetts, ca. 1903 - Thence by descent - Acquired by Beth Cathers from descendants of the original family, 1980's - Private collection, New York, until 2016

SIMILAR PIECES : Only six other armchairs are known to have survived. The oldest was given by Sydney Lewis in 1985 to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Max Palevsky reciprocated in 2008 with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The other chairs are respectively in the Two Red Roses Foundation, Florida, the Crab Tree Farm Collection, Illinois, and in a prominent private New York collection.

COLLECTION : European private collection