John Scott Bradstreet (1845â€“1914). Straight-backed Arts and Crafts side chair with jin-di-sugi cyprus frame stained green, deep red velvet upholstered seat and back cushions with exposed brass nail heads in a flower shape and gimp braid trim. Legs have flaring lobed feet. Recently reupholstered in the original manner. Unsigned. John Scott Bradstreet was an innovator in late 19th and early 20th century furniture and interior design, turning away from the neo-rococo styles popular at the time to create cleaner, Eastern- and Scandanavian-influenced designs. His Minneapolis-based Craftshouse was the most influential furniture and design house in the midwest, and his involvement in the arts scene led to the foundation of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This rare chair is representative of the peak of Bradstreet's organic art nouveau style, and bears similarity to many important pieces from the Glensheen mansion.
Dimensions: Height: 38 1/2 in x Width: 20 1/2 in x Depth: 20 in.
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