Y-Back Captain Chair by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
A 1954 design for an elegant armchair by Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture. Known as the Y-Back Captain Chair for the distinctive forked brace supporting its caned backrest, the design boasts unique strength belied by its graceful frame. Curved rails of laminated wood (Wormley specified 21-ply pieces, compared to the average 5-ply favored by edgier modernists like Eames and Aalto) frame the seat and extend backward into stretched, angled legs, terminating in rounded brass sabots. This example has a painted frame in a creamy off-white. The seat cushion is upholstered in a cider-colored linen fabric with welted seams. Retains Dunbar brass label.
Condition: Excellent vintage condition with new foam cushion and linen upholstery. Painted finish is in original condition with age-appropriate wear.
Dimensions: 22.5” width x 22” depth x 33” height; seat height is 18” and arm height is 25”