Charles Phipps & Sons, Lexington Michigan, circa 1989
Club chair with hardwoods and veneers and fabric upholstery. East Indian Rosewood, African Mahogany, Afromosia, Maple veneer with sold ebony trim and black upholstery tacks.
31.75"W x 25"W x 22"D; seat height 19.25".
Very good original condition, with some minor scratches. Veneer is as new, stable and bright. No overall sunfade, fabric is good.
This is a museum quality reproduction of Eliel Saarinen's chair for beside the fireplace in his own home at Cranbrook. The chair is part of a limited edition produced by Arkitektura, a retail furniture store in Birmingham, MI in the late 1980's. The store focused on furniture by Saarinen, his son Eero, and other Cranbrook affiliated artists. The Serial Number is nearly illegible, but may be #37.