06-25-2011 06-25-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2552B Boston
June 25, 2011 10:00AMCalender

Ben Thompson "Griggs" Custom Sofa and Chair

Auction: 20th Century Design - 2552B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 25, 2011 10:00AM


Ben Thompson "Griggs" Custom Sofa and Chair
Upholstery and teak
Retailed by Design Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1961
Sofa with three-cushion seat and back in natural India Havanna fabric raised on tapered teak legs, matching armchair, ht. 29, 29, wd. 88, 31, dp. 36, 36 in.

Note: Ben Thompson when at TAC in 1952-53, designed a home for Mary Griggs on Long Island Sound. This sofa and armchair are so named. Views of the home, photographed by Ezra Stoller, can be seen in Design Research; The Store That Brought Modern Living To American Homes, by Thompson and Lange, p. 103. We are grateful to Jane Thompson of Thompson Design Group for her assistance.

Note: Accompanied by a copy of the original receipt to the purchaser.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

one rod shape leg on chair reglued and has some wood loss.


Ben Thompson, Mary Griggs, Chair, Massachusetts, Cambridge, Ezra Stoller, Thompson Design Group, Jane Thompson