A Pair of Serpentine Front Dressers by Samuel Marx
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TODD MERRILL STUDIO EXHIBITING AT SAN FRANCISCO 2O MODERNISM SHOW & SALE SEPTEMBER 16-19, 2010
September 16th, 2010, San Francisco—Todd Merrill Antiques & 20th Century is well known worldwide as the source for the best of American Studio furniture. In November 2008, Rizzoli published Todd Merrill’s book, Modern Americana: Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam, the first definitive book on late 20th Century American studio furniture. For hit booth #201 at SF20, Merrill has curated an outstanding group of rare pieces, many of which are documented in his book.
T.H. Robsjohn – Gibbings (1905-1976) was a prodigious furniture design, interior decorator, and writer. Both his custom-built pieces and mass produced furniture pieces introduced a new aesthetic into the American home. The Mesa table was introduced in 1951 and became one of his most recognizable designs. As a devotee of American classicism, Samuel Marx (1885-1964) was an architect and designer of impeccable standards. The club chairs and sofa on display during SF20 were a single owner set commissioned for Marx designed home in Highland Park, IL and have been documented in period photos.
Paul Evans (1931-1987), a natural sculptor known for his unique work in metals, and his creative partner Phillip Lloyd Powell (1919-2008), who worked in sinuous wood, both produced furniture that was highly attuned to the free-wheeling exploratory mood of the 1960’s and 70’s, their creative heyday. Jack Rogers Hopkins (1920-2006) whose work contains few straight lines, sharp angles, or even edges, was a leading figure on the California design scene during the 1960s and is represented by a gorgeous and otherworldly armchair in walnut with a custom lamp and bookshelf
Todd Merrill Antiques & 20th Century (www.merrillantique.com) is located at 65 Bleecker Street, in New York City’s only building by the father of American Modernism, esteemed architect Louis Sullivan. Merrill, at third generations dealer, opened his business in 2000 and quickly became known for a mix of the best of the post-war period in American studio and custom furniture, as well as European furniture and lighting.
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