SOLD! for $3,968.00.
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- High Estimate: $4,500.00
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Mid-century Modern Italian walnut desk designed by Bertha Schaefer for Singer & Sons, circa 1955. Rectangular top with book tray at left side, over a single drawer and four round, tapering legs. Original Singer & Sons label to inside of divided drawer. 38 3/8" H (with tray) x 29 3/4" H (without tray) x 56" W x 28" D. Noted mid century furniture designer Bertha Schaefer (1895-1971) was born in Mississippi and was a graduate of MS State and Parsons School of Design. She opened two businesses in NY, Bertha Schaefer Interiors (1924) and the Bertha Schaefer Gallery of Contemporary Art (1944). Schaefer designed furniture for M. Singer & Sons Furniture Co. in NYC from 1950-1961. She won design awards from MOMA (1952) and the Decorators Club of NY (1959) of which she served two terms as president. (Biography courtesy of Jewish Women's Archive). CONDITION: Possible glue residue to inside of book tray and some rubbing to the outer edges of book tray, otherwise very good condition.