Tommi Parzinger for Charak Modern Cherry Chest

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Tommi Parzinger for Charak Modern Cherry Chest

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Tommi Parzinger for Charak Modern Cherry Chest


Tommi Parzinger for Charak Modern cherry chest with brass pulls. Tommi (Anton) Parzinger (1903-1981) was born in Munich and received professional design training there at the Kunstgewebeschule (School of Arts and Crafts.) He began his career as a freelance designer in Germany and Austria, working in ceramics, wallpapers, lighting, textiles and furniture. In 1932 he came to the United States as a prize for winning a poster contest for North German Lloyd, the steamship company. In 1935 he settled in New York and became associated with Rena Rosenthal ("smart furniture and accessories shop") as a designer of china, glassware and furniture. Furniture became is primary focus in 1938 he became a designer for Charak of Boston. In 1939 he formed his own business, Parzinger, Inc., 54 East 57th Street, designing silver as well as furniture. Renamed Parzinger Originals in 1946, the firm also had addresses at 32 East 57th Street; 601 Fifth Avenue and 441 Madison Avenue. Donald Cameron became his partner. Details PLACE OF ORIGIN United States DATE OF MANUFACTURE 1940s PERIOD 1940-1949 MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Brass, Cherry CONDITION Excellent Condition. DIMENSIONS 30.5 in.Hx36.5 in.Wx20.5 in.D 77 cmHx93 cmWx52 cmD DEALER LOCATION New York, NY NUMBER OF ITEMS 1 REFERENCE NUMBER U0803067836775