A prolific example of Eileen Gray’s “Transat” Chair, which she first designed for her home, E1027 in 1926, and then issued a few examples, was sold at Phillips last evening, fetching $1,538,000. This example was made for the palace of the Maharaja of Indore, who lived in a modernist home, “Manik Bagh,” designed by German architect Eckhard Muthesius. The collection of furniture within, was a direct expression of the Maharaja’s taste for the modern, and included pieces by Charlotte Alix, and Emile-Jacque Rhulmann. Upon the Maharaja’s death in 1956, the contents were sold at a famous auction held by Sotheby’s in 1980, and Eileen Gray Chair has since considered one of the more desirable objects came from that collection. The chair, made of black lacquered wood, upholstered in its original leather, epitomizes Gray’s ability to merge machine age aesthetics with skilled craftsmanship.