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Invalid's Chair

  • Maker: D.G. Fischel & Sons
  • Medium: Steam-bent beechwood
  • Place Made: Niemes, Austria
  • Dates: ca. 1890
  • Dimensions: 46 x 22 1/2 x 58 in. (116.8 x 57.2 x 147.3 cm)  (show scale)
  • Markings: Letter "K" cut into side of seat rail and fragment of paper label: "FISCHEL / Wien & Niemes (illeg) & Niemes".
  • Signature: Unsigned
  • Inscriptions: no inscriptions
  • Collections:Decorative Arts
  • Museum Location: This item is not on view
  • Accession Number: 85.269
  • Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Barry R. Harwood
  • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
  • Caption: D.G. Fischel & Sons. Invalid's Chair, ca. 1890. Steam-bent beechwood, 46 x 22 1/2 x 58 in. (116.8 x 57.2 x 147.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Barry R. Harwood, 85.269. Creative Commons-BY
  • Image: overall, 85.269_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
  • Catalogue Description: Invalid's chair in form of folding sedan chair, having the form of a high-backed armchair in medium-dark stained beech, the seat rails of which extend out to form carrying posts, both curved at the ends. The arms extend to the rear only, slightly beyond the parallel posts. Seat and back are caned. CONDITIION: Overall good, structurally sound. Minor nicks and scratches to all surfaces. Droplets of white substance to middle of proper left side. Proper right arm with 2" scruff adjacent to back. Legs particularly scratched, especially proper left rear, outside edge; proper left front, inside rear edge; proper right front leg, rear metal hooks connecting seat and rear legs badly rusted. Eye hook to proper left rear leg replaced. Proper left arm not flush with proper left front stile due to bend in hardware. (All hardware rusty). Cane dry but intact. Chair dirty. needs cleaning.
  • Record Completeness: Best (80%)
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