On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
26 x 21 5/8 x 25 1/8 in. (66 x 54.9 x 63.8 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Barry Friedman
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Charles Eames (American, 1907-1978). Lounge Chair, ca. 1946. Plywood, steel, 26 x 21 5/8 x 25 1/8 in. (66 x 54.9 x 63.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Barry Friedman, 84.275.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.275.4.jpg)
overall, 84.275.4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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Low side chair of stained black plywood and tubular steel frame. Back and seat are two separate pieces of rounded rectangular plywood molded to sitter's shape. Back rises above and is connected to the seat with tubular steel "spine" that is welded in place. Chair supported on four legs made of tubing bent into two inverted U-shapes: one for front legs and one (slightly shorter) for back legs. Round black rubber and chrome glides on each foot.
CONDITION: Fair; this chair shows signs of extensive use, including general scratches and chips to seat and back. A few splatters of white paint on the seat and along back seat edge. General corrosion of steel. The most serious chips and scratches include one square-shaped c. 1/4" nick at center back of seat at edge, two nicks at front of seat at edge, each about 1/2" x 1/4", and a series of deep scratches on back of chair back, roughly 2" from the crest rail.
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