"Perfection" Chair, model 151
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Steel (possibly nickel plated), wood, plastic
Overall Height: 34 1/2 in. (87.6 cm);
Seat height: 18 1/2 in. (47 cm); Seat diameter: 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Holstein
Side chair with steel frame and a round cushioned seat of woven plastic (red, green, black, yellow and beige plaid) over wood. Open seat back consists of a strip of metal folded over (open on inside) and molded into a heart-shape (Ice Cream parlor design) which flares outward to join seat; three narrow vertical splats in center. Four cabriole legs made of same "folded" steel bolted to circular seat frame; disk feet. Four stretchers of concave strips connect the legs (proper left stretcher seamed in center) and are joined by an oval strip in the center. Three strips of steel, pinched together in center and flaring above and below, form the splat. Uhl Art Steel "Perfection" chair, number 151.
CONDITION: Four holes in upholstery of seat, two large and two small. Some oxidation to legs near feet and to feet. General wear, scratches, and nicks.
Clement Uhl (American, 1878-1964). "Perfection" Chair, model 151, 1903. Steel (possibly nickel plated), wood, plastic, Overall Height: 34 1/2 in. (87.6 cm); . Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Holstein, 75.108. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 75.108_transp3721.jpg)
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