Walter Von Nessen Black Stainless Steel Cat Door Stop for Chase USA
Art Deco stainless steel door stop by Walter Von Nessen c.1930's, for Chase USA. This fun piece features a black painted stainless steel arched body with wide eyed cat face on a patinated brushed stainless steel base. Piece is impressed with [Chase USA] and feature the Chase Minotaur Archer logo on the underside.
The Chase Brass and Copper Company of Waterbury, Connecticut, was founded in 1876, and for most of its existence produced industrial metal parts. During the 1930s, part of their focus shifted to the production of decorative objects and housewares. They commissioned notable industrial designers such as Walter von Nessen and Russel Wright to develop products for their burgeoning line.
The onset of WW2 ceased production of their housewares as the factory turned to manufacturing military products and parts. Following the end of the war, Chase did not return to producing decorative items, making the existing pieces they produced quite rare and desirable.
4.5" width x 4.75" depth x 5.5" height
Good vintage condition.