squared arms and back; the letter 'B' appears on the top of each side near the back; upholstered with grey and blue striped fabric

Armchair, 1912

In 1909 Louis Sullivan and George Grant Elmslie designed the Henry Babson residence, with Elmslie working extensively on all aspects of the house. When Babson wanted alterations around 1912, he entrusted them to Elmslie and his new partner, William Purcell. The two architects designed furniture for the house, including a tall-case clock, andirons, and this box chair with a small carved "B" on each side.

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Details
Title
Armchair
Artist Life
1880–1965
Role
Designer
Accession Number
98.235.3
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squared arms and back; the letter 'B' appears on the top of each side near the back; upholstered with grey and blue striped fabric