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Womb Chair Ottoman, Model No. 74

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Chrome-plated tubular steel, fiberglass, plastic, wood-particle shell, latex foam, upholstery
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES designed 1947-1948, made ca. 1959
    DIMENSIONS 16 x 25 1/2 x 20 in. (40.6 x 64.8 x 50.8 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 2001.37.2
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Sandra Sheppard Rodgers, Gail Sheppard Moloney, Lynn Sheppard Manger, and John W. Sheppard, Jr. from the Estate of their mother, Rose Jackson Sheppard Milbank, by exchange
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Eero Saarinen (American, born Finland, 1910-1961). Womb Chair Ottoman, Model No. 74, designed 1947-1948, made ca. 1959. Chrome-plated tubular steel, fiberglass, plastic, wood-particle shell, latex foam, upholstery, 16 x 25 1/2 x 20 in. (40.6 x 64.8 x 50.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Sandra Sheppard Rodgers, Gail Sheppard Moloney, Lynn Sheppard Manger, and John W. Sheppard, Jr. from the Estate of their mother, Rose Jackson Sheppard Milbank, by exchange, 2001.37.2. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 2001.37.1-2_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Foot rest/ottoman; chrome-plated tubular steel frame, fiberglass, plastic and wood particle shell, latex foam, original brown and black wool tweed upholstery. Upholstered trapezoidal shell with long side to face chair seat; shell flares upward along angled sides to hold trapezoidal cushion in place. Two chrome-plated tubular steel tubes attached beneath the shell in X configuration, bent to form four splayed legs with disk feet.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (78%)
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    Womb Chair Ottoman, Model No. 74