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Lounge Chair

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Ash plywood, rubber, metal
  • Place Manufactured: Zeeland, Michigan, United States
  • DATES 1946
    DIMENSIONS Overall: 25 3/8 x 22 x 23 in. (64.5 x 55.9 x 58.4 cm) Seat height: 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm.)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 83.153.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978). Lounge Chair, 1946. Ash plywood, rubber, metal, Overall: 25 3/8 x 22 x 23 in. (64.5 x 55.9 x 58.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor, 83.153.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.153.1_bw.jpg)
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Seat and back of ash plywood molded in compound curves, contoured to human form; supported by understructure composed of a pair of upside-down U-shaped legs, the front ones taller than the back. A slightly irregular C-shaped piece of heavier molded plywood bent only in two dimensions, links the back and seat panels with the legs. Rubber shock-mounts separate and connect seat and back to frame. CONDITION: Normal wear with no chips or breaks; numerous marks to surface: (4m) indentation in center of seat near top; short white scuff and clear scratch to front proper left of seat at bend; black crayon (?) mark to rear proper right back near bottom; two water stains (?) to rear of back; three slight stains (possibly from production) surrounding top of frame; scuff along width of frame rear, just below seat; several stains and few black lines on top of rear legs. Rubber mounts at back drying out; these and the ones on bottom possibly replaced some years ago. Stucturally sound with normal flex due to rubber mounts,
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