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

Richard Scott Newman Blanket Chest

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


Richard Scott Newman Blanket Chest, Rochester, New York, 1994, white oak, ebony, and bronze, with sixteen compass roses and 100 stars, initialed and dated by the maker, ht. 21, wd. 51, dp. 18 in.

Provenance: Acquired from Peter Joseph Gallery, New York.

Note: Richard Newman studied with Wendell Castle and Jere Osgood at The School of the American Craftsman at RIT in the mid-1960s. After graduating from RIT Newman began a 40-year career as one of America's preeminent craftsmen. When Bebe and Warren Johnson of Pritam and Eames wrote their book Speaking of Furniture, Conversations with 14 American Masters, it was Newman's work that was chosen for the cover illustration. Richard makes little furniture any longer--instead he follows his passion for making banjos and teaching swing dancing.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

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Richard Newman, Warren Johnson, Bebe, Rochester