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Rare Wendell Castle Tiger Maple Rabbit Ear Rocker

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This Wendell Castle rocking chair is a unique variation on the Zephyr chair and is an excellent example of the artist's wit. The use of the beautifully figured solid tiger maple is also a rarity in Castle's seat furniture. The chair is constructed with Castle's signature stack lamination and hand-carved. The piece is signed and dated "W. Castle 81" and is included artist's catalogue raisonne.

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  • Condition Details
    In very good condition; there is a minor shrinkage crack to underside and some minor wear to feet
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 41 in. x W 26 in. x D 41 in.H 104.14 cm x W 66.04 cm x D 104.14 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU107581997312
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About Wendell Castle (Artist)

Wendell Castle was an American furniture maker celebrated for his experimental creations in wood and plastic. He was one of the first to create seating, lighting and tables that resemble sculpture, otherwise known as art furniture. A founding father of the American Studio movement , Castle was known for his craftsmanship and broke new ground in the 1960s with the stack-laminate technique, which involves layering and then sanding thin sheets of wood. In the ’70s, he transitioned to using gel-coated plastic in bright colors.


Castle integrated both mediums in his designs from the 2000s, which, like his vintage pieces, are characterized by curved, biomorphic lines and whimsical undertones. Ever the innovator, he integrated computers and robots in his later production process to come up with wildly imaginative forms. Castle was working on a new body of work when he passed away in 2018 at the age of 85. Read more about Wendell Castle in Introspective magazine

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