Two unusual Oscar Bach wrought-iron and bronze chairs
circa 1925 comprising a corner chair and a small side chair with seahorse motif respective heights 30 1/2in (76.2cm) and 30in (77.5cm)
These chairs were formerly in the collection of Grover Loening, one of the first licensed aeronautical engineers in the United States who had acheived the first-ever degree in Aeronautical Science from Columbia in 1910. Loening worked for the Wright Brothers, Curtiss Wright, Republic Aircraft and even lent money to some of his employees to start their own business, which became Northrop Grumman. Loening, a German immigrant, was friends with Oscar Bach, a German-born American.
Provenance: Grover Loening The present owner by descent.
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