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Turned Stool

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Place Manufactured: Zeeland, Michigan, United States
  • DATES ca. 1950
    DIMENSIONS 15 x 13 x 13in. (38.1 x 33 x 33cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Affixed to underside of base, round white metal plate with silver printing: (around edge) "DESIGNED BY CHARLES EAMES / HERMAN MILLER ZEELAND MICH."; in center, silver mark of Herman Miller company consisting of stylized "M".
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1996.142.29
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Mrs. Carl L. Selden
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Lathe-turned stool made of walnut (planks glued together both horizontally and vertically). Round seat scooped out in center to conform to human body; on underside, tapers down to pedestal. Pedestal consists of a continuous shaft and base; shaft has three lathed sections of thick round disks that extend to point at center; circular base flares out toward floor and has rounded edge. CONDITION: Good; minor scuffs and scratches all over, especially around seat and base.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Ray Eames (Bernice Alexandra Kaiser) (American, 1912–1988). Turned Stool, ca. 1950. Walnut, 15 x 13 x 13in. (38.1 x 33 x 33cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. Carl L. Selden, 1996.142.29. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.142.29.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 1996.142.29.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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