08-24-2017 08-25-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3057M Marlborough
August 24, 2017 12:00 PMCalender

Four Frances Elkin (1883-1953) Loop Chairs

Auction: 20th Century Design - 3057M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 24, 2017 12:00PM


Four Frances Elkin (1883-1953) Loop Chairs
Paint, wood, upholstery
White paint on openwork loop design backrest, repainted and reupholstered, one seat rail detached, minor loss, ht. 38 1/2 in.

Note: Elkin incorporated her eye for 20th century design and architecture into her interior decorating business started in 1918 in California. She was the decorator of choice for the affluent in San Francisco in the 1930s, according to an Architectural Digest article from 2005. It is speculated that this chair design, which is documented in two interior commissions by Elkin, was inspired by her love of architecture and classic design.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

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Frances Elkin, Spain