The Grete Jalk sled chair - a tale of misattribution.
(Photo from Wright Auction online listing) Several years ago, while researching Jerry Johnson's Sling Chair for Charlton, I found a grainy newspaper article that featured that chair's debut at the 1964 International Home Furnishings Market alongside another chair that has been a long time favorite, the so-called Grete Jalk Sled Chair. To my surprise it was attributed to the Deco House Company. Chicago Tribune, Jan 7, 1964. This discovery made me reexamine the whole thing. The