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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
    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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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