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$ 18,000

Rare Warren McArthur Park Avenue Sofa, 1933-1934

Documentation Signed
Origin United States, New York
Period 1920-1949
Materials Satin Finish Anodized Aluminum
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;
Condition Excellent. Excellent vintage condition, light scratches, 15 year old upholstery. Wear consistent with age and use.
Description A slat back Park Avenue Couch, an early design by Warren McArthur manufactured in Rome, New York between1933-1934.

The Park Avenue Couch Style No. 900BAU is illustrated on page 8 of the 1936 Warren McArthur Corporation catalog. This model is the earlier design Style No. 900 AU illustrated in the Warren McArthur Corporation brochure Style Supplement Number 6.

The difference between the two sofas' designs is that the 900AU has a loose cushion back supported by a slatted back in contrast to the 900BAU which has a fixed box spring back. Warren McArthur's use of a slatted back in his seating date back to his first designs created in Los Angeles, CA. where he started the Warren McArthur Furniture Co. in 1930.

The sofa's tubular frame and slatted back is designed to flex as one sits providing an ergonomic support.

The upholstery was rebuilt 15 years ago.

The sofa is in excellent vintage condition.
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Bauhaus, Minimalist
Incollect Reference Number 239124
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