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Armchair

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Various fabrics and suede on metal frame
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES ca. 1883
    DIMENSIONS 34 3/4 x 19 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. (88.3 x 50.2 x 49.5 cm)
    MARKINGS painted on bottom of seat: Mai 1 1983 Marthelot/PARIS
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscruptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1992.205.3
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Armchair: Armchair, wire frame covered with various fabric and suede. Circular seat rail above straight legs, bifurcated at juncture with seat rail. S-shaped strecher intersecting c-shaped stretcher between proper left front and proper left rear legs .Compressed ballon back with curving arms. C-shaped splat curves from lower proper left to upper proper right of back and a second,curved element brances off near center of back.Structural elements of chair are wrapped in sea-green suede and slightly darker sea-green suede with shagreen surface. Seat is irregularly covered in these two suedes and at rear proper left, a section of velvet. Three pink velvet rosettes applied to seat. CONDITION: Dirty with some loose edges and crushing to fabric.
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