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Lounge Chair

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Plywood, steel
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES ca. 1946
DIMENSIONS 26 x 21 5/8 x 25 1/8 in. (66 x 54.9 x 63.8 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 84.275.4
CREDIT LINE Gift of Barry Friedman
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, 84.275.4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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