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Armchair

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Wood, silver leaf
  • Place Made: Venice, Italy
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 39 x 24 x 25 in. (99.1 x 61 x 63.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1990.230.6
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE group, CUR.1990.230.6_1990.230.7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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    Pauley et Cie. <em>Armchair</em>, 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)