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"Anziano" Side Chair

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER Donghia Furniture
DESIGNER John Hutton
MEDIUM Bent plywood, steel, rubber
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES 1989–1990
    DIMENSIONS 31 3/4 x 19 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. (80.6 x 50.5 x 53 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Branded into underside of seat, in center near front edge: "© DONGHIA"
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Donghia
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION "Anziano" side chair with dark, bent plywood seat and black tubular steel legs. Back of chair in shape of "T": top bar forms back support and is curved to hug human body; vertical bar down spine joins continuous seat. Seat is square with rounded corners, angled upward toward front edge, and molded to conform to human body. Seat raised on frame of four black tubular steel legs, mounted with screws and rubber shocks. Each leg is a narrow "V" shape that is canted slightly outward at bottom; rubber-coated point forms foot. All the legs are formed by continuous tube that forms seat support across front and back of chair and high stretchers across sides. CONDITION: Excellent.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Donghia Furniture. "Anziano" Side Chair, 1989–1990. Bent plywood, steel, rubber, 31 3/4 x 19 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. (80.6 x 50.5 x 53 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Donghia, 1990.190. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1990.190.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1990.190.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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