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Side Chair

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Chromium plated tubular steel, canvas
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES mid 1930s
    DIMENSIONS 32 x 16 x 21 in. (81.3 x 40.6 x 53.3 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 59.236.3
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alexis Zalstem-Zalessky
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Side Chair, mid 1930s. Chromium plated tubular steel, canvas, 32 x 16 x 21 in. (81.3 x 40.6 x 53.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alexis Zalstem-Zalessky, 59.236.3. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 59.236.3_reference_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Simple cantilevered armless chair in the style of Bauhaus furniture by Marcel Breuer; frame appears to be made from a continuous length of chromium plated tubular steel. In profile, the frame consists of a flat base, curving into straight front legs, then into a seat parallel to and roughly the same depth of the base, finally rising into a straight back. All of the corners are rounded. Continuous seat and back made of woven strips of canvas webbing. CONDITION: Good.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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