Caligari's Mistress's Desk and Chair
oak, mahogany, ebony and mahogany veneer, aniline-dyed and acrylic-painted gesso, leather
34.5 h × 77 w × 36 d in (88 × 196 × 91 cm)
Chair measures: 30 h x 22 w x 23 d inches. Desk features five drawers. Signed and dated to desk base ‘Wendell Castle 1990’. Signed to chair leg ‘D. Sottile’. Incised signature to interior of drawer ‘David B. Fowler’. Castle was assisted in the construction of this work by his studio director and trusted craftsman, Donald Sottile, as well as David B. Fowler.
Provenance: Peter Joseph Gallery, New York | Private Collection, Cincinnati
Exhibited: A Kansas Contribution: An Exhibition Celebrating the Year of American Craft, 25 July - 3 September, 1993, Johnson Country Community College Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS
Literature: Wendell Castle: A Catalogue Raisonne 1958-2012, Eerdmans, pg. 313 and 333, nos. IV.293 and IV.397
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