Child's Upholstered Wire Frame Armchair
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Walnut, wire frame, original upholstery
27 x 21 1/2 x 20 in. (68.6 x 54.6 x 50.8 cm) (show scale)
Gift of David Marshall and Larry Gordon
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American. Child's Upholstered Wire Frame Armchair, ca. 1890. Walnut, wire frame, original upholstery, 27 x 21 1/2 x 20 in. (68.6 x 54.6 x 50.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of David Marshall and Larry Gordon, 87.117. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.117_bw.jpg)
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Child's chair, walnut, wire frame, original upholstery. Turned walnut legs have casters; chair is overstuffed and elaborately upholstered. Circular seat with roughing at rail, fringe below to ground. Semi-circular back conforms to shape of seat and joins short arms; back and arms are tufted and roughed. Fabric is gold, combination of velvet and damask of diaper pattern.
CONDITION: Upholstery much worn; threadbare at arms and back; velvet has lost most of its pile. Upholstery on back of chair back has been replaced with gold cut velvet.
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