A vintage, mid century modern single door by American artist Edgar Britton. This Chapel wooden front door has eight small windows of varying, quadrilateral shapes all flanking a tree center. Each window is made up of various shades of blue and green stained glass. The wide door frame is carved with a sun, two birds, prairie grass, fish, the moon and a star, Zonta Chapel, a horse and turtle. The surround retains the original black and grey baseboard. The door handle is carved is a Z-shape.

MAKER
Edgar Britton (American, 1901-82) | Born in Nebraska, Edgar Britton was a painter, muralist and sculptor. He worked in Iowa with Grant Wood from 1920-24 and then moved to Chicago in 1925, where he worked on various architectural commissions. Due to health reasons he moved to Colorado in 1942 where he remained until his death. Britton taught at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center and focused mainly on creating sculpture during this period.

MARKS
Carved monogram (lower right): EB.

PROVENANCE
Zonta Chapel, University Hospital (Denver, CO, 1962-2007)

STYLE
Mid Century Modern

PERIOD
Mid 20th century

DATE
Circa 1962

DIMENSIONS
Width 71.5 Depth 1.25 Height 94.5 inches
Door: Width 38 Height 84.25 inches

ITEM ID
AR7115
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
ORIGIN
United States • American

Eron Johnson Antiques

American EDGAR BRITTON Mid-Century Modern Walnut Door and Surround

$8,500

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