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Armchair, Model 763

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Mahogany, mahogany veneer plywood, other woods
DATES Patented August 31, 1897
DIMENSIONS 36 1/2 x 27 x 27 1/2 in. (92.7 x 68.6 x 69.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On underside of seat: Rectangular metal plaque: “PATENTED/AUGUST 31, 1897.” Stencilled in black: "763" Other white chalk numerals/marks.
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.33
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT
CAPTION David Wolcott Kendall (American, 1851-1910). Armchair, Model 763, Patented August 31, 1897. Mahogany, mahogany veneer plywood, other woods, 36 1/2 x 27 x 27 1/2 in. (92.7 x 68.6 x 69.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 2013.33 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2013.33_view2.jpg)
IMAGE front, CUR.2013.33_view2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A wooden armchair with mahogany veneer, the back, arms, seat, apron, front legs and front stretcher decorated with thin stenciled gilt lines. The curved plywood back, reinforced from behind with two horizontal wooden supports, scrolls slightly towards the top and terminates in a narrow roll. The rectangular curved plywood armrests rest on rectangular legs supported by small carved Gothic-style brackets. The rectangular plywood seat is similarly curved, terminating at the front in an apron, the design of which emulates the curves of the back, seat and armrests. The armrests are supported by long turned spindles resting on curved rectangular stretchers between the lower legs, with rounded disks on their mid-points and a flaring lower section terminating in spherical knobs. The rectangular front legs are carved below the armrests in a slight “C” curve that stops at the knee, becoming rectilinear below and morphing at the bottom into abstracted paw feet. The legs are supported by two additional stretchers, the front stretcher with a slightly arched design. CONDITION: Overall good condition, some losses in the gilt decoration throughout and some chipping of the veneer at the front and back of armrests.
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David Wolcott Kendall (American, 1851-1910). <em>Armchair, Model 763</em>, Patented August 31, 1897. Mahogany, mahogany veneer plywood, other woods, 36 1/2 x 27 x 27 1/2 in. (92.7 x 68.6 x 69.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 2013.33 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2013.33_view2.jpg)