October 9, 2016

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 121: Rudolph M. Schindler

Lot 121: Rudolph M. Schindler

Armchair

Designed 1932-1933 for Sardi's Restaurant, Hollywood, California
Warren McArthur Corporation
34" x 25" x 24"
Provenance: Lewis Ehrenberg, Los Angeles, California;
Thence by descent
Literature: The Furniture of R.M. Schindler. M. Berns, ed. 1997. 118.; Living in a Modern Way: California Design 1930-1965. W. Kaplan. 2011. 71.
Estimate: $8,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $17,500
Inventory Id: 23120

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Lewis Ehrenberg was the manager of Lindy's Restaurant. Both Lindy's and Sardi's were owned by Adolph Edward Brandstatter, who commissioned R.M. Schindler to design both restaurants.

Photo credit: Sardi's Restaurant, Dining Room, c. 1933. Photographer, W. P. Woodock. Courtesy, R. M. Schindler papers, Art Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara.

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