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Armchair

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Bent bamboo plywood
  • Place Manufactured: Tokyo, Japan
  • DATES 1940
    DIMENSIONS 31 3/4 x 22 3/4 x 31 1/2 in. (80.6 x 57.8 x 80 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On bottom of back base: Worn and illegible oval paper label
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2011.58.2
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Baker and John D. Rockefeller III, by exchange
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Charlotte Perriand (French, 1903-1999). Armchair, 1940. Bent bamboo plywood, 31 3/4 x 22 3/4 x 31 1/2 in. (80.6 x 57.8 x 80 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Baker and John D. Rockefeller III, by exchange, 2011.58.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2011.58.2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2011.58.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Cantilevered armchair in bent bamboo. The arm/leg on each side is a reverse 'C' shape of bent bamboo, a separate reinforced section in bamboo and plywood(?) is placed at each end of the reverse 'C' at the rear of the legs and near the top rail of the chair. The seat is made of several long, individual pieces of bent bamboo, bent into a compressed 'O' at the top of the chair descending down the chair to the front stretcher, the seat area is reinforced underneath with a single bamboo support at front and back; these bent bamboo pieces are held in place by a row of screws, two rows of screws placed at the top rail of the chair and a single row attached to the seat supports and attached to the front stretcher.
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    Charlotte Perriand (French, 1903-1999). <em>Armchair</em>, 1940. Bent bamboo plywood, 31 3/4 x 22 3/4 x 31 1/2 in. (80.6 x 57.8 x 80 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Baker and John D. Rockefeller III, by exchange, 2011.58.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2011.58.2.jpg)