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Ace Desk-Chair

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Painted wood, particle board, rubber, metal hardware
  • Place Manufactured: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • DATES Designed 1929, patented 1932
    DIMENSIONS 25 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 31 1/4 in. (64.8 x 47 x 79.4 cm)
    MARKINGS On underside of desk: Oval gold paper label, black lettering: "AMERICAN/ ACE DESK-CHAIR UNIT/ PATENT NO. [1],856,977/ AMERICAN ASSOCIATES, INC. CHICAGO"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2015.27
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Kinder Modern
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Child size Desk-Chair combination, in painted wood and particle board. Red and blue desk on red painted vertical X frame stretcher, attached to a blue horizontal open frame, also attached to blue horizontal open frame is a blue painted flat seat and back of chair with red painted X frame stretchers. Desk top hinged and raises to reveal storage space. Frame and X frame stretchers held together with horizontal wooden dowels. Desk and chair fold flat. Condition: some losses/wear to paint.
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