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silla was born out of a passion for beautiful objects: special pieces with aesthetic and historical significance. In 2009, after years of collecting, Andrew Silla and his wife Grace began to work privately with clients from their residence in Southern Maryland. Quickly outgrowing the space, the business was moved from Maryland to Pennsylvania in 2012 and after several warehouse location changes it was firmly settled in the present brick-and-mortar location in downtown Shippensburg.

The 9000 square foot brick-and-mortar gallery is home to a large collection of works of art and estate jewelry. We specialize in sculpture circa 1860 through 1930 with a particular emphasis on the Animaliers and as such the gallery always has a very large collection of exceptional European and American sculpture available on display.

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Rare Richard Hersberger Leather and Chrome Lounge Chairs and Ottomans


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Richard Hersberger for Pace | ca. 1970s | unmarked
Item # 311GNP13S 

These gorgeous chairs designed by Richard Hersberger in the 1970s retain their original leather, a beautifully patinated and overall silky supple covering rich with surface history, discoloration, stains and gentle wear that juxtapose the crisp chroming of the frames beautifully. Metal is always such a harsh modernist surface that worn leather is usually the perfect compliment, providing comfort and inherent softness to an otherwise unforgiving and eternal structure.

The present pair are particularly nice because everything about the upholstery is soft, comfortable, supportive and supple - you absolutely sink into them. And together with the ottomans, the pair offer complete comfort together with exquisite form and design. The quality is self-evident with incredibly heavy flat-bar steel, the medial bar machined from solid metal finished in blackened enamel.

Offered as a rare pair together with their original ottomans, all retaining original upholstery that remains not only serviceable but particularly attractive with an ideal level of wear. Exquisite.

Measurements: 35 7/8" H x 28 1/2" W x 33 1/4" D, 14" H to seat

Condition Report: Heavily discolored leather surfaces throughout with minor stains and blemish; they are positively gorgeous with the wonderful vintage patina and carry their aged historical surfaces well; trace scuffing and wear to the chrome, minor pitting, overall a very beautiful presentation. Incredibly comfortable.