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Child's Upholstered Wire Frame Armchair

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Walnut, wire frame, original upholstery
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES ca. 1890
    DIMENSIONS 27 x 21 1/2 x 20 in. (68.6 x 54.6 x 50.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Unmarked
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 87.117
    CREDIT LINE Gift of David Marshall and Larry Gordon
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 87.117_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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