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Ward Bennett 1550 University Black Ash Armchair for Brickel Associates


With a 1984 tag from Brickel Associates, this Ward Bennett chair named The 1550 University carved-wood frame armchair was first designed in 1970 for the LBJ Library at the University of Texas, in Austin. Johnson requested that the seat evoke a cross between a barroom armchair, a courtroom chair and a Western saddle. It is carved from solid blocks of wood, then meticulously joined and finished. This one tagged as black ash waxed, has an ebonized finish with the figured grain of the wood showing through. With a carved saddle seat and shaped back. Two metal tags both saying Ward Bennett Designs for Brickel Associates. One red and one black, besides a paper tag from Brickel Associates. In very, very good condition with wear to the finish on the arm edges (see pics). Measurements: 22 1/2 inches wide x 23 inches deep x 33 inches high back. Seat at 18 1/4.


  • Condition
    Good. Minor wear to finish on arm edges (see pics)..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 33 in. x W 22.5 in. x D 23 in.

    H 83.82 cm x W 57.15 cm x D 58.42 cm

  • Seat height
    18.25 in. (46.36 cm)
  • Seller location
    Miami, FL
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