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Folding Chair

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Wood, silvered metal
DATES 1982
DIMENSIONS (a) Chair (open): 33 1/4 x 27 3/4 x 21 1/2 in. (84.5 x 70.5 x 54.6 cm) (b) Wall Mount: 4 7/8 x 37 7/8 x 4 7/8 in. (12.4 x 96.2 x 12.4 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.92a-b
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mark Isaacson and Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Tom Loeser (American, born 1956). Folding Chair, 1982. Wood, silvered metal, (a) Chair (open): 33 1/4 x 27 3/4 x 21 1/2 in. (84.5 x 70.5 x 54.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mark Isaacson and Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, 1991.92a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.92a-b_transp5800.jpg)
IMAGE overall, open, 1991.92a-b_transp5800.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Folding chair (a) and wall mount (b) of wood and silvered metal. (a) Chair painted light blue and pale-pink with flat square seat with abstract linear decoration on edges. Proper left side composed of a flat L-shaped member that forms the proper left leg and proper left armrest. It is hinged to back proper left metal stile upon which it rotates. Back proper left leg composed of a straight metal tube that terminates in an inverted cone-shaped wooden sabot. Proper right slanting arm rest composed of a long rectangular member that is hinged to upper proper right of chair back and connects to proper left front of seat secured when opened by a short metal tube with cone-shaped finial. Proper right leg is rectangular member hinged to proper right front of seat. Back composed of an L-shaped member with cylindrical wood backrest attached horizontally to center of back crest. When opened, back secured at upper proper left corner with metal tube that terminates in a cone-shaped finial. Chair folds into one plane and is hung on long, horizontal, L-shaped wall support (b). CONDITION -
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