Z-clock | Wright

Wright-Z-clock

Estimated value: 10'000-15'000

Auction:
Modernist 20 Century

Sales date: 2003-05-18

Location:
Chicago

Lot number: 103

Design

Gilbert Rohde
Launched in 1933
Manufacturer Herman Miller

Architonic id

4101166

The Z-clock is an icon of American Art Deco. Designed in 1933, the clock was first exhibited at the Chicago World's Fair. The example shown here is the actual model displayed at The Masonite House at the fair. The clock comes from the estate of Grover J. Daly, a designer of furniture and interiors from the mid-1920s through the 1940s. Lot includes letter of provenance and accompanying photographs showing the clock in situ on the mantel in the Masonite House.
Chrome steel, glass, enameled metal
12"w x 3"d x 11.75"h
Exhibited: World's Fair, Chicago, 1933
Literature: A Century of Progress: Homes and Furnishings as exhibited at the World's Fair, illustrated in situ.
Provenance: Grover J. Daly
Fifty/50, New York
Private Collection, New York