Tommi Parzinger for Charak Modern Cherry Chest

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Tommi Parzinger for Charak Modern cherry chest with brass pulls.

Tommi (Anton) Parzinger (1903-1981) was born in Munich and received professional design training there at the Kunstgewebeschule (School of Arts and Crafts.) He began his career as a freelance designer in Germany and Austria, working in ceramics, wallpapers, lighting, textiles and furniture. In 1932 he came to the United States as a prize for winning a poster contest for North German Lloyd, the steamship company.

In 1935 he settled in New York and became associated with Rena Rosenthal ("smart furniture and accessories shop") as a designer of china, glassware and furniture. Furniture became is primary focus in 1938 he became a designer for Charak of Boston. In 1939 he formed his own business, Parzinger, Inc., 54 East 57th Street, designing silver as well as furniture. Renamed Parzinger Originals in 1946, the firm also had addresses at 32 East 57th Street; 601 Fifth Avenue and 441 Madison Avenue. Donald Cameron became his partner.

Details

    Materials and Techniques
    Brass
    Cherry
  • Condition
    Excellent. Excellent Condition. .
  • Dimensions
    30.5 in. H x 36.5 in. W x 20.5 in. D
    77 cm H x 93 cm W x 52 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    New York, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    U0803067836775
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2003

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Located in New York, NY

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  • 20th Century Specialists

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