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MEDIUM Teak, old but not original textile, metal
  • Place Made: Ahmedabad, India
  • DATES ca. 1895
    DIMENSIONS 47 1/8 x 26 x 29 1/2 in. (119.7 x 66 x 74.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS unmarked
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Lisa M. Price, by exchange and H. Randolph Lever Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Lockwood de Forest (American, 1850-1932). Armchair, ca. 1895. Teak, old but not original textile, metal, 47 1/8 x 26 x 29 1/2 in. (119.7 x 66 x 74.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Lisa M. Price, by exchange and H. Randolph Lever Fund, 2009.72. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 2009.72_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Chair with tall back and long squared seat, profusely decorated with repeating, scrolling, floral and vegetal design carving. Tall chair back, slightly canted and camelback in shape, arched crest rail with a pierced floral and vegetal design, with on either side a single carved floral ball finial; two long 'S' shaped curved arms flaring outwards also with carving; long square seat, stiles, front and side rails, legs and stretchers with dense floral and vegetal carving. Legs: front legs square and rear legs with curve, all four legs on metal casters. Upholstery: replacement, but old, gold colored damask upholstery.
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