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Side Chair

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Ebonized cherry, modern upholstery
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES ca. 1880
    DIMENSIONS 28 x 20 x 19 in. (71.1 x 50.8 x 48.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Unmarked
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2011.46.31
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert Tuggle
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Side Chair, ca. 1880. Ebonized cherry, modern upholstery, 28 x 20 x 19 in. (71.1 x 50.8 x 48.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert Tuggle, 2011.46.31. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2011.46.31.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Low, square side chair with turned, spiral carved front legs and shallow carving on back splat. Low chair, square back splat with three arched openings at center, with two, narrow, spiral vertical columns at center and one on each side. Upper section of back splat with light, shallow, floral and acanthus leaf carving, applied arched pediment with carving. Wide, square seat, slightly flaring outward at front; side rails shallow carved with ridge design; thick, rectangular, lower front rail, shallow carved in same pattern as back. Front legs consist of two short, carved spiral design legs with round disc feet, rear legs are straight with slight backwards slant. Modern floral upholstery. Condition: Good, with small area of loss on pediment, minor nicks to some carving. Upholstery stained and torn.
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    Side Chair