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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Chromium, plastic (Naugahyde)
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES ca. 1934
    DIMENSIONS 76.99.1: 32 x 27 x 18 1/2 in. (81.3 x 68.6 x 47 cm) frag.76.99.1: 37 1/2 x 41 in. (95.3 x 104.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the artist
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tubular chromium frame armchair with seat, arm rest and back rest upholstered in olive green Naugahyde. Frame of 1 inch diameter tubing bent to form U-shaped seat back (parallel to floor) and arm rests; tubing continues into two vertical lengths that serve as the front and only legs; then continues into U-shaped base. Upholstered, U-shaped seat secured to frame with horizontal stretcher across front legs and two vertical lengths (1/4" tubes) that connect seat to the seat back at rear corners. Upholstered padded unit in shape of an angled crescent forms continuous back rest and arm rests, attached along seat back frame with screws. CONDITION: Frame is rusty throughout. Donor reupholstered in 1950s. frag.76.99.1. - Olive green Naugahyde fabric fragment from textile that was used to reupholster chair.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Russel Wright (American, 1904–1976). Armchair, ca. 1934. Chromium, plastic (Naugahyde), 76.99.1: 32 x 27 x 18 1/2 in. (81.3 x 68.6 x 47 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 76.99.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.99.1_bw.jpg)
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