06-22-2013 06-22-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2661B Boston
June 22, 2013 10:00 AMCalender
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Four "Loop" Chairs after Frances Elkins (1888-1953) and a Card Table

$1,560$1,300
Auction: 20th Century Design - 2661B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 22, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Four "Loop" Chairs after Frances Elkins (1888-1953) and a Card Table

Wood, resin, paint
Circa 1970s
Each chair of typical design with woven cane seats in a glossy cream-colored paint finish; the table with rattan detailing in matching finish with a leatherette top over square legs, some wear and paint losses; chair ht. 37 3/4, wd. 19 3/4, dp. 17 1/2; table ht. 28 1/4, dia. 32 in.

Note: Interior designer Frances Elkins is famously associated with the iconic Loop Chair. Often referred to as the "Elkins Loop Chair," this design was hailed 'The 'It' Chair' by The Magazine Antiques. The Elkins version of the Loop Chair was inspired by an 18th century chair; only eight are known to have been created in the early 1930s for two private commissions.
Estimate $700-900


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Keywords

Frances Elkins, chair, Each chair, glossy cream-colored paint finish, Loop Chair, iconic Loop Chair, Interior designer, century chair