Offered by: Appleton
27 Mountain Street Camden, ME 04843 , United States Call Seller 207.691.6077


Rare Warren McArthur Park Avenue Sofa, 1933-1934

$ 18,000
  • Description
    A slat back three-seat sofa, an early design by Warren McArthur manufactured in Rome, New York in 1933-1934.
    The slat back seating of Warren McArthur is his first seating design introduced in his earliest line of furniture production in Los Angeles between 1930 to 1933 predating his introduction to aluminum tubing.
    This sofa's tubular frame and slatted back is designed to flex as one sits providing an ergonomic support beyond sprung cushions commonly found in the welded steel furniture of his contemporaries both American and European.
    The side profile of his frame features four horizontal tubes that delineate the concise elements of the strength of his frame while providing an elegant visual composition. The tube closest to the six legs creates a four sided continuous rectangle. The next horizontal tube parallels this tube across the front and sides ending at the corners but not continuing across the back. the third tube is receded to start at the front vertical support of the arm rests and continues around the back to a similar placement on the opposite side. The fourth horizontal serves as the support of the armrest and fastens into the back frame between the the first and second slat thus reducing the stress on the sofa's slatted back and giving flex to the upper two lines of slats and breaking the visual of the rear view of the sofa into thirds of different values ie 2 slats, slat and cushion and the lower third all cushion. One of the fascinating aspects of McArthur's furniture designs is his continual attention to the visual dialog he has with anyone seeing his furniture whether they are conscious of it or not.
    The dating of this rare Art Deco couch is based upon its decal label which reads:
    Warren McArthur Corporation
    Rome, N.Y.
    Manufacturer of Anodic Aluminum Furniture Pat. Applied for
    The upholstery was redone 25 years ago.
    Note: Arm Height 22", Seat Height 19" Seat Depth with both rows of back cushions 19", with only one row of back cushions 25".
    The sofa is in excellent condition.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, California
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Satin Finish Anodized Aluminum
    Condition: Good. Excellent vintage condition, light scratches, 25 year old upholstery. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Styles / Movements: Bauhaus, Art Deco, Minimalist
    Incollect Reference #: 239124
  • Dimensions
    W. 74 in; H. 32 in; D. 34 in;
    W. 187.96 cm; H. 81.28 cm; D. 86.36 cm;
    Seat H. 19 in; Arm H. 22 in; Back H. 32 in;
    Seat H. 48.26 cm; Arm H. 55.88 cm; Back H. 81.28 cm;
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