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Biltmore Hotel Armchairs by K.E.M. Weber

KEM Weber

Biltmore Hotel Armchairs by K.E.M. Weber

Are sought after objects.

The one from the photo was sold at Sotheby’s for $ 6,250 on March 6, 2014

“Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona,” The Architectural Record, July 1929, p. 37 (showing the chair model in one of the hotel’s five-room suites)

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Earlier, in 2009 Sotheby’s tried to auction a red one to no avail. On 1stdibs there is a red one for sale.

KEM Weber Biltmore Chair White

Modernism Gallery calls the white high back a streamline chair, but that seems wrong.

KEM Weber Biltmore Settee
The Treadway Toomey auction partnership had a settee on sale in 2013 where it was sold for $5,937.50.

Shot by Richard Kern

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Shot by Richard Kern

As a prelude to another shocking chair episode this photo by US photographer Richard Kern which was published in his book Model Release

Some people see this as another piece of evidence of female suppression in art. I would say “Hiding from the photographer in the lavatory chair”