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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3265B Boston
June 20, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Hunter Studios King, Queen, and Four Side Chairs

Auction: 20th Century Design - 3265B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 20, 2019 10:00AM


Hunter Studios King, Queen, and Four Side Chairs, San Diego, California, 1985, one side chair 1960, cherry, all numbered, dated, and marked with Hunter brand, ht. 38, 37, 33 1/2, wd. 24 3/4, 24 1/2, 21 1/2, dp. 20, 20, 19 in.

Note: Lawrence 'Larry' Hunter grew up in San Diego and received a BA from San Diego State College in the late 1950s. As an undergraduate, Hunter studied with John Dirks, who founded the furniture design program at San Diego State College, and Ilse Ruocco. While completing an MA at the University of California, Los Angeles, Hunter worked in clay and was a teaching assistant for Laura Andreson. Hunter was hired to teach general crafts and design classes at San Diego State in 1962, and later inherited the furniture design program from Dirks. Hunter was a member of the Allied Craftsmen of San Diego and exhibited furniture regularly in the California Design series at the Pasadena Art Museum and the California Crafts series at the Crocker Art Gallery in Sacramento. Hunter led the San Diego State furniture design program until the late 1980s, helping it to become a vital part of the community.
Estimate $8,000-10,000

Some joint seperation of seat planks and where backrest is joined to splat on King. Some joint seperation of seat plank left side on Queen. Wear consistent with age and use on all.

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John Dirks, Ilse Ruocco, Sacramento