September 15, 2021 10:00 EST

Art and Design

  Lot 82


Marcel Breuer (American, b. Hungary, 1902-1981)
Dormitory Chair for Rhoads Hall, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, 1938

Birch, birch plywood
Stenciled marking to underside: "RHOADS"

H: 33, W: 18 1/4, D: 19 in.

Sold for $4,410
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000


Birch, birch plywood
Stenciled marking to underside: "RHOADS"


Marcel Breuer was hired by Bryn Mawr College in 1938 to design his first American furniture commission: an entire suite for a new dormitory building, which included this type of chair. An example of this chair is found in museum collections including Harvard Art Museums (accession 1999.188.3) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (accession 2000.390). The photo of the chair in-situ courtesy of Bryn Mawr College Libraries, Special Collections.


See Philadelphia Museum of Art (accession 1999-11-1) for more information.

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