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MEDIUM Mahogany, various light woods, modern upholstery
  • Place Manufactured: England
  • DATES ca. 1900
    DIMENSIONS 45 x 20 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. (114.3 x 52.7 x 44.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2007.40.1
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Armchair, ca. 1900. Mahogany, various light woods, modern upholstery, 45 x 20 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. (114.3 x 52.7 x 44.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace, 2007.40.1. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, overall, 2007.40.1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Armchair in the Art Nouveau style with tall straight back, curved arms, and cylindrical legs. Back consists of hemispherical crest with rectangular splat decorated with lighter inlayed wood pattern of symmetrical organic lines capped with two flowers. Two arrow-shaped uprights flank central splat supported on bottom by cross brace between back stiles. Flat curving arms connect three-quarters down stiles. Two short turned cylindrical uprights support front arms. Seat upholstered in floral brocade in light beige, beige, gold, and red. Turned front legs terminating in small flattened pads.
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