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Armchair, No. 810

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Hard maple, laminated hard maple veneer
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1982
    DIMENSIONS 27 5/8 x 21 x 20in. (70.2 x 53.3 x 50.8cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Impressed on seat bottom behind proper right front leg in script: "RM"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1990.86.4
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Knoll International
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Richard Meier (born 1934). Armchair, No. 810, ca. 1982. Hard maple, laminated hard maple veneer, 27 5/8 x 21 x 20in. (70.2 x 53.3 x 50.8cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Knoll International, 1990.86.4. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 1990.86.4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Ebonized bent maple and laminated maple armchair, Number 810. Black hand-rubbed lacquer urethane finish. U-shaped with hard-edged square profile members. Flat crest-rail and arms in one horizontal bent member. Front vertical legs extended to meet top bent member at right angle. Straight back legs at curve also rise to meet crest rail. Two conforming evenly spaced supports between crest rail and seat. Solid scoop-seat with saddle. Conforming U-shaped stretcher connecting bottom of legs. Four metal slides beneath stretcher. CONDITION - Very good condition. Slight abrasion to top crest rail. Minor nicks to bottom stretcher. Few scratches to seat surface. Proper left front top seat with encrustation.
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