1953 Irving Sabo String Dining Chairs for J.G. Johnson Furniture Company

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A very rare set of six String Chairs by Irving Szabo from the J.G. Johnson Company. The chairs were bought in 1953 and have been in one ownership since that time. This is the first time they have come to market. The chairs are document in George Nelson's book "Chairs" on page 81. Although Nelson misspells Szabo's name.

The set comes from the

Astute art collector and longtime supporter of human rights, Sally
Lilienthal is perhaps best known for her founding of the Ploughshares
Fund, the anti-nuclear organization that she founded in her living room in
1981. The interactive Ploughshares work often took place in her home on
Vallejo Street in San Francisco-- a contemporary, art-filled space which
blended form and function and was a showcase for her art and work.
Strangers and friends could be found sprawled out on the floor of Sally's
living room, writing letters to world leaders, surrounded by works of the
highest quality. Sally's ability to collect works that would stand the
test of time is exemplified by this selection of key works from her
estate, which will be offered to further benefit her causes.
Irving Sabo (Designer)
Of the Period
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
Materials and Techniques
Good. Chair have natural wear to the top from hand oils. Chair will be reglued before shipping.
Minor fading
33.5 in. H x 16 in. W x 16 in. D
85 cm H x 41 cm W x 41 cm D
Seat Height
18.5 in. (47 cm)
Dealer Location
Portland, OR
Number of Items
Reference Number
20th Century Interiors
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Portland OR 97214
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