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Rare 1970s American Craft Hammock Chair

Offered By Thomas Hayes Gallery

Red Oak and macramé hammock chair by artist-craftsman William C. Leete. This spectacular piece, which doubles as sculpture, is approximately six feet long and three feet high. The curved pieces are laminated, which was an extremely labor-intensive process, and was intended to provide both flexibility and strength. The last image provided here is a page from Creating Modern Furniture by Dona Z. Meilach, in which an almost identical piece to this one is featured, along with an illustration of part of the process for creating the springy components of the chair. Two pages of this publication (pages 176-177) are dedicated to the construction of this chair.

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Rare 1970s American Craft Hammock Chair

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PLACE OF ORIGIN: United States
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1970s
PERIOD: 1970-1979
MATERIALS NOTES: Red Oak, fiber
CONDITION: Good. Amazing lightly-restored vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and as seen in photos..
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 37.5 in. (95 cm)
WIDTH: 6 ft. 2 in. (188 cm)
DEPTH: 6 ft. 2 in. (188 cm)
SEAT HEIGHT: 21 in. (53 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: Hollywood, CA
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU8885752779
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Thomas Hayes Gallery
6162 Santa Monica Blvd Hollywood, CA 90038 United States 323-463-4434
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