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Armchair ("Airline Chair")

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER Airline Chair Company
MEDIUM Wood, Naugahyde, leather, metal
DATES 1934–1935
DIMENSIONS 34 1/4 x 25 x 34 1/2 in. (87 x 63.5 x 87.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Marked in black crayon or paint on underside of seat at front, "2816"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Modernism Benefit Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION "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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, CUR.1991.104.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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