Skip to Main Content
Charles Rohlfs, ‘Rare And Exceptional Carved And Cut-Out Tall-Back Hall Chair, Buffalo, NY’, 1900, Rago/Wright
Navigate left
Charles Rohlfs, ‘Rare And Exceptional Carved And Cut-Out Tall-Back Hall Chair, Buffalo, NY’, 1900, Rago/Wright
Navigate right
Save
Save
Share
Share
Save
Save
Share
Share

Rare And Exceptional Carved And Cut-Out Tall-Back Hall Chair, Buffalo, NY, 1900

Oak, Red Wax
56 1/2 × 19 × 15 in
143.5 × 48.3 × 38.1 cm
Bidding closed
About the work
RW
Rago/Wright
Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Carved R 1900
Charles Rohlfs
American, 1853–1936
Follow

A leading figure in America’s Arts and Crafts movements, Charles Rohlfs began his career as a pattern maker and stove designer before transitioning to the cabinetry and furniture designs that constitute his most enduring contributions. His designs fuse Art Nouveau influences with asymmetrical patterns derived from ceramics and medieval designs. The unusually slender forms he employed distinguished him from other Arts and Crafts artisans. His unique style was born of a desire to create something that he did not see at the time. “I wanted a certain kind of furniture and had seen nothing that particularly appealed to me,” he said during his life. Spending his professional career in Buffalo, New York, Rohlfs worked primarily in oak, which is noteworthy for being a more difficult wood to carve and mold.

Charles Rohlfs, ‘Rare And Exceptional Carved And Cut-Out Tall-Back Hall Chair, Buffalo, NY’, 1900, Rago/Wright
Navigate left
Charles Rohlfs, ‘Rare And Exceptional Carved And Cut-Out Tall-Back Hall Chair, Buffalo, NY’, 1900, Rago/Wright
Navigate right
Save
Save
Share
Share
Save
Save
Share
Share
About the work
RW
Rago/Wright
Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Carved R 1900
Charles Rohlfs
American, 1853–1936
Follow

A leading figure in America’s Arts and Crafts movements, Charles Rohlfs began his career as a pattern maker and stove designer before transitioning to the cabinetry and furniture designs that constitute his most enduring contributions. His designs fuse Art Nouveau influences with asymmetrical patterns derived from ceramics and medieval designs. The unusually slender forms he employed distinguished him from other Arts and Crafts artisans. His unique style was born of a desire to create something that he did not see at the time. “I wanted a certain kind of furniture and had seen nothing that particularly appealed to me,” he said during his life. Spending his professional career in Buffalo, New York, Rohlfs worked primarily in oak, which is noteworthy for being a more difficult wood to carve and mold.

Rare And Exceptional Carved And Cut-Out Tall-Back Hall Chair, Buffalo, NY, 1900

Oak, Red Wax
56 1/2 × 19 × 15 in
143.5 × 48.3 × 38.1 cm
Bidding closed
Other works by Charles Rohlfs
Related works
Most Similar