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MEDIUM Wood, leather
DATES 1928
DIMENSIONS 40 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 20 in. (102.9 x 54.6 x 50.8 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
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CAPTION Kem Weber (American, born Germany, 1889-1963). Armchair, 1928. Wood, leather, 40 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 20 in. (102.9 x 54.6 x 50.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 85.11. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 85.11_reference_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Armchair, wood with leather upholstery. High-back, sage green-painted wood and brown leather upholstery. The thin arms projecting out from the back, abruptly curving down to the seat forming an upside-down L-shape (giving the appearance of bentwood although actually constructed of two pieces of wood joined together). Two horizontal arm rails parallel to the top section of the arm on each side. The front legs straight, projecting from the corners of the seat. The rear descending from the middle of the rear of the seat, visually continuing the narrow back, tapering towards the bottom and gently curving out from the back. CONDITION: Sound, with general surface wear. Most joints visible due to paint cracking or wood movement. Most noticeable wear as follows: Proper right arm top with 1/4" square paint loss with 2" scratch at top front. Numerous scuffs to arm rails. Leather seat with cracking throughout, numerous scratches also. Legs with scuffs, scratches and minor loss, especially at bottom due to wear. Proper right, rear leg with loss to surface on inside (1 1/2 x 1").
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