A superb piece of Industrial Art Deco/Moderne design from Walter Von Nessen. This iconic streamlined cat doorstop was produced in copper and brass by the Chase Copper and Brass Company in the mid 1930's from a commissioned design of Von Nessen's. It measures 8 1/2 inches in height, 5 1/2 inches in depth and 4 1/2 inches in width.Excellent condition with a few minor dings commensurate with age and use. Before World War I, Walter von Nessen studied under Bruno Paul at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin and taught at the Charlottenburg Art School. Following the war, he worked for architect Peter Behrens in Berlin and designed furniture in Stockholm from 1919 to 1923. Von Nessen immigrated to the United States in 1923 and opened Nessen Studios, with his wife Margaretta (Greta) , in New York City in 1927. His practice was almost exclusively devoted to the design and fabrication of architectural lighting.
He quickly created a name for himself, attracting the attention of leading architects with his sleek industrial designs. Von Nessen began to receive commissions to design lighting and other household items for top clients and was among the first wave of American industrial designers. He was one of the the few members of the elite group of designers, that included Russel Wright and Lurelle Guild, who were commissioned to design objects for the Chase Company in the 1930s. The item "CAT SCULPTURE Walter Von Nessen ART DECO Mixed Metal 1930s CHASE Door Stop" is in sale since Monday, February 10, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Art Deco". The seller is "925*sterling" and is located in Brooksville, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Cambodia, Luxembourg, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.