Biltmore Hotel Armchairs by K.E.M. Weber
Are sought after objects.
The one from the photo was sold at Sotheby’s for $ 6,250 on March 6, 2014
“Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona,” The Architectural Record, July 1929, p. 37 (showing the chair model in one of the hotel’s five-room suites)
Earlier, in 2009 Sotheby’s tried to auction a red one to no avail. On 1stdibs there is a red one for sale.
Modernism Gallery calls the white high back a streamline chair, but that seems wrong.
The Treadway Toomey auction partnership had a settee on sale in 2013 where it was sold for $5,937.50.
Rietveld Chair by Ron Arad
Didn’t notice this chair before I saw it being sold at Sotheby’s New York | 06 March 2013.
Peculiar, a Rietveld interpretation by Ron Arad.
PROPERTY OF A LADY
Estimate: 80,000 – 120,000 USD
LOT SOLD. 194,500 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium)
produced circa 1996
number 6 from an edition of 20 and 5 artist’s proofs
incised Ron Arad 6/20
28 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 18 1/4 in. (71.8 x 143.5 x 46.5 cm)
produced by Ron Arad Studio, Italy
Tubular Armchair by Sybold van Ravesteyn
Similar design as his 1937 Yacht Chair we featured exactly one year ago.
A rare tubular steel armchair for the Tiel Insurance Company Office, Utrecht 1936
Architect and interior designer Sybold van Ravesteyn (1889-1983), who started his career as a civil engineer, in the 1920’s became acquainted with and influenced by Gerrit Rietveld and other De Stijl members, which is reflected in his work of this period. In the 1930’s, Van Ravesteyn gradually freed himself from the functionalist dogmas to work in a more frivolous idiom, derived from the baroque and Louis XV-style
Sold at Sotheby’s Amsterdam:
Estimated value: 6000-8000 EUR
Reached Price : 8880 EUR
Auction: 20th Century Decorative Arts and Design
Sales date: 2002-11-18 Location: Amsterdam
Lot number: 268
Blue K.E.M. Weber Armchair
Was sold for 22,500 USD at Sotheby's New York on 15 December 2012.
chromium-plated steel, bent plywood and original leather upholstery
30 5/8 x 28 1/2 x 38 7/8 in. (77.8 x 72.4 x 98.7 cm)
manufactured by Lloyd Manufacturing Company, Menominee, MI