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Armchair

Decorative Arts

MAKER Unknown
MEDIUM Cast iron
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES ca. 1850-1900
    DIMENSIONS 29 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 16 1/4 in. (74.9 x 54.6 x 41.3 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 72.180.4
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Eben Breed
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Unknown. Armchair, ca. 1850-1900. Cast iron, 29 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 16 1/4 in. (74.9 x 54.6 x 41.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Eben Breed, 72.180.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 72.180.4_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 72.180.4_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Armchair, cast iron, painted black. Rustic design of intertwined twigs and leaves. Rectangular seat, arched arms, arch-topped rectangular back, side stiles extend above back where they are scrolled backwards and extend below seat to form rear legs. Side stretchers are made of inter-twining vines. Condition: Excellent except for heavy paint job which has clogged up some details. Former red or bright orange shows through in some places.
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