Wood, silver leaf
late 19th or early 20th century
39 x 24 x 25 in. (99.1 x 61 x 63.5 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman
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Pauley et Cie. Armchair, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, silver leaf, 39 x 24 x 25 in. (99.1 x 61 x 63.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman, 1990.230.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1990.230.6_1990.230.7.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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Ensuite with 1990.230.7 table. Arm Chair: Silver-gilt over gesso carved wood. Seat and back form open scallop shell, hinged at juncture of seat and back. Scrolling arms carved as snake-like sea monsters with heads on seat. Cabriole legs as irregular surfaced elongated sea shells stained black with inverted gilt opening at knees.
CONDITION - Structure stable. Numerous areas of gilt loss-revealing gesso on center back, front of arms, and heads of sea monsters.
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