Folding Armchair (reception) (Aesthetic Movement style)
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Walnut, original upholstery, metal
39 7/16 x 24 9/16 x 25 3/4 in. (100.2 x 62.4 x 65.4 cm) (show scale)
Bequest of DeLancey Thorn Grant in memory of her mother, Louise Floyd-Jones Thorn, by exchange
Aesthetic Movement style folding armchair of walnut and metal with original upholstery. Square seat with applied open fretwork to each side. Front seat rail with recessed plush textile of alternating red and light green diagonals. Raised square olive green plush upholstered seat with landscape scene of arched low circular tower. Square back with applied open fretwork to top, bottom, and upper sides. Vertical recessed plush on front of back stiles as on seat rail. Horizontal recessed plush at top and bottom of back with red florettes on light green ground. Flat rectangular armrests with recessed plush with red florettes on light green ground. Inward curved front legs with inset plush as on front seat rail; inward curved supports of armrest with similar recessed plush.
CONDITION: Good overall condition, upholstery dirty.
Edward W. Vaill (1861-1891). Folding Armchair (reception) (Aesthetic Movement style), ca. 1880. Walnut, original upholstery, metal, 39 7/16 x 24 9/16 x 25 3/4 in. (100.2 x 62.4 x 65.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of DeLancey Thorn Grant in memory of her mother, Louise Floyd-Jones Thorn, by exchange, 1991.199. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1991.199.jpg)
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