12-18-2010 12-18-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2531B Boston
December 18, 2010 10:00 AMCalender

Dining Table and Two Chairs Attributed to Mart Stam (1899-1966)

Auction: 20th Century Design - 2531B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 18, 2010 10:00AM


Dining Table and Two Chairs Attributed to Mart Stam (1899-1966)
Tubular steel and painted wood
Bauhaus period 20th century
Rectangular top dining table with tubular steel loop legs, accompanied by two side chairs, top of table, chair seat and back in black painted wood, wear and losses, table ht. 30 5/8, lg. 62, wd. 30 1/2; chair ht. 33 in.

Property sold for the benefit of the Brooklyn Museum.

Note: Mart Stam was a Dutch architect, urban planner, and chair designer. Stam was extraordinarily well-connected, and his career intersects with important moments in the history of 20th century European architecture, including chair design at the Bauhaus, the Weissenhof Estate, the "Van Nelle Factory", an important modernist landmark building in Rotterdam, buildings for Ernst May's Weimar Frankfurt housing project then to Russia with the idealistic May Brigade, to postwar reconstruction in Germany.

Estimate $800-1,200


Mart Stam, chair, tubular steel loop legs, Brooklyn Museum, architect , urban planner, and chair designer, Ernst May, Frankfurt, Germany, Rotterdam