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SS United States Pair of Folding Deck Chairs by Troy Sunshade Co.

$2,400per set

About

These two folding aluminum lounge chairs were made for the SS United States ocean liner and produced by the Troy Sunshade Company in 1952. Note the slot for name tag for passengers who would have reserved the chair aboard the ship. Red rubber/plastic straps. The SSUS ship, launched in 1952 which soon achieved the record for the fastest Atlantic crossing, cost a staggering seventy-eight million dollars and was noteworthy for its extensive use of aluminum and its modern décor specified by pioneering interior designers, Anne Urquhart and Dorothy Marckwald. The Troy Sunshade Company was an American firm that pioneered the manufacture of tubular steel furniture in the 1930s and then aluminum furniture in the postwar period. Hundreds of these chairs were made for the liner and remained with the ship until 1984, when the fittings and furniture were auctioned. The ship is now docked in Philadelphia awaiting refurbishment. Two deck chairs of this design are in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Width: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Depth: 61 in. (154.94 cm)Seat Height: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1952
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages. Extremely robust design. Finish of aluminum shows evidence of years of use at sea.
  • Seller Location
    Hingham, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU886623985412

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    Ships From: Hingham, MA
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