Armchair ("Airline Chair")
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Wood, Naugahyde, leather, metal
34 1/4 x 25 x 34 1/2 in. (87 x 63.5 x 87.6 cm) (show scale)
Marked in black crayon or paint on underside of seat at front, "2816"
Modernism Benefit Fund
"Airline" armchair with wooden frame, caramel-colored Naugahyde cushions, and leather and metal fasteners. Chair consists of rectangular seat and back cushions with wooden backing that are hinged together on underside. Chair supported on sides by two wooden frames in shape of an "e" that forms two-tiered armrests, front legs, and foot runners along floor; vertical members are wider than horizontal ones; side frames joined by front and back stretchers. Seat back fasted to back stretcher with leather straps and hooks.
CONDITION - Good; shows use with scuffs and loss of varnish on frame, scratched and worn Naughahyde, and cracking in leather straps.
Kem Weber (American, born Germany, 1889-1963). Armchair ("Airline Chair"), 1934-1935. Wood, Naugahyde, leather, metal, 34 1/4 x 25 x 34 1/2 in. (87 x 63.5 x 87.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Modernism Benefit Fund, 1991.104. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1991.104.jpg)
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