Interesting background info on categories of items that often pop up in our auctions. (Some of these photos are from past auctions.)
What's a Herman Miller Chair? With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team.
One of their chairs looked like a potato chip. Another was meant to resemble a “well-used first baseman’s mitt.” And their unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture: Lean and modern. Playful and functional. Sleek, sophisticated, and beautifully simple.
The “Eames look” and their relationship with Herman Miller (Ray was his daughter), began with molded plywood chairs in the late 40s and went on to include the world-renowned Eames Lounge Chair (that baseball mitt), now in the permanent collection at MoMA in New York.
The “Eames look”
Erin Rothenbuehler, of the Ohio County Public Library, created a page of photographs and historical information from a tour of the Hazel-Atlas Glass Factory historic complex in Wheeling, W VA. Hazel Glass Company produced many styles of Depression Glass.
covered refrigerator dish
Owen Gromme, native or Fond du Lac, 1895-1991
The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame inductee page states: "Owen Gromme spent most of his professional life as the curator of birds and mammals at the Milwaukee public Museum."