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Armchair

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Walnut, leather
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1953
    DIMENSIONS 34 1/2 x 22 7/16 x 25 in. (87.6 x 56.9 x 63.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signatures
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.255.2
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the artist
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Vladimir Kagan (American, born Germany, 1927-2016). Armchair, ca. 1953. Walnut, leather, 34 1/2 x 22 7/16 x 25 in. (87.6 x 56.9 x 63.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 1991.255.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1991.255.2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.1991.255.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Walnut armchair with leather upholstery, metal screws; all members have elegant, soft rounded profile and give appearance of continuous frame. Flared rectangular back with fitted upholstered cushion; stiles continue into rear legs; arms extend outward from side of back frame in opposing concave curves, and then curve sharply downward to form front stiles and legs. Rear and front stiles / legs carved in opposing concave curves and are joined below seat level with continuous stretcher. Running between these two stretchers, an H-shaped seat rail curves upward and supports a flared rectangular, upholstered seat cushion, which appears to float, and is secured with screws. Legs have metal floor glides. CONDITION - Good/fair: wood finish shows heavy wear from use especially on upper side of arms; upholstery beginning to dry and crack, shows wear from normal use but no tears, two scratches toward rear of seat; overall dirt and paint or other substance splatters.
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