Devon Dennett Unique American Craftsman Armchair, 1938

Dennett, Devon
Side Chairs
United States

This 1938 armchair is a fine example of the early American Arts and Crafts revival movement and signed underneath by Devon Dennett. Beautiful round and curved arms and legs, dovetail connections and various layers of well preserved old lacquer, capturing the intense and warm color of the wood. It is most likely a mahogany or fruitwood. The leather has a very aged look, to a beautiful extent and the details of it are breathtaking. The small leather strip to cover the nails and the way the seat curves around the legs are other beautiful details.

Dennett made his living as a model maker and several of his pieces were shown at the 1945 “Tomorrow's Small House” exhibition at MoMA, New York. He also worked on JFK airport (then known as the Pan Am terminal at Idlewild airport). He learned the craft from his mother, the women's rights activist Mary Coffin Ware Dennett, who was very much into the Arts and Crafts movement. And she taught him very well. We also have a side table by Dennett available.

  • 519
  • Price on request
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For nearly two decades, the collection of Bloomberry has been driven by the cultural reference between architecture, art and design.

The quality of our collection is reflected in the sophistication of craftsmanship and the character of the scars of time. Our restoration workshops are built around the same principal and work to the highest degree of craftsmanship.

Bloomberry is housed in a former textile factory and is located near Maastricht, in the south of The Netherlands. Within an hour of Antwerp and Cologne. Within two hours from Amsterdam and four hours from Paris.

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