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Side Chair

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Wood with gesso and silvering
  • Place Made: Europe
  • DATES ca. 1900
    DIMENSIONS 34 1/2 x 15 x 16 in. (87.6 x 38.1 x 40.6 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 1992.205.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Side Chair, ca. 1900. Wood with gesso and silvering, 34 1/2 x 15 x 16 in. (87.6 x 38.1 x 40.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman, 1992.205.1. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE group, 1992.205.1_1992.205.2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Side chair, carved wood covered with gesso; silvered surface with gold and brown patination in recessed areas. Quadruped base in form of gnarled roots with front support rising as undulating stem to support seat; behind and to each side of this is a slenderer stem support and at the rear, the rear stile of the chair slants backward, joining the rear edge of seat and rising to back above. Back is irregular pierced form of undulating iris leaves with an iris on diagonal in center. At right corner of crest rail is female face with long hair. Seat is irregular pierced forms with pendent husks in front and on right side. CCCCONDITION: Some chips to gesso surface especially at front of seat rail; juncture of front and rear stiles to base.
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    Side Chair