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Armchair, Model 31

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
MANUFACTURER Artek Oy, founded 1935
MEDIUM Birch plywood
  • Place Manufactured: Finland
  • DATES ca. 1932
    DIMENSIONS 26 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 30 1/2 in. (67.3 x 60 x 77.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Cantilevered armchair in light birch. The arm/leg unit on each side is a reverse C-shape, made of laminated wood supporting a single-piece, continuous, molded plywood seat/back. CONDITION: Structurally sound. Arm/leg unit bent slightly due to normal use. Numerous scratches and stains to all surfaces, especially on seat and arms as follows: Proper right arm: at transition from arm to leg and on front of leg. Seat: scratches and stains throughout, especially proper right front of seat. Proper left leg: scuff with loss to lower leg front.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
    CAPTION Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898–1976). Armchair, Model 31, ca. 1932. Birch plywood, 26 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 30 1/2 in. (67.3 x 60 x 77.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 85.76. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.76_bw.jpg)
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