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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MAKER Jere Osgood
MEDIUM Tiger maple
DATES 1966
DIMENSIONS 15 3/4 x 20 5/8 x 11 in. (40 x 52.4 x 27.9 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE On underside of seat, etched / burned in script: "Jere Osgood Merryall 1966"
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Mrs. Carl L. Selden
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tiger maple stool. Rectangular seat of four horizontal strips of wood glued together and shaped into concave curved form; supported on two legs and two stretchers running between legs under seat. Two legs angle slightly outward toward floor and, in profile, are in general shape of "I": top bar angled to cradle seat from front to back; main shaft is rectangular, pinched in along sides at center; bottom bar or foot in trapezoid shape. A rectangular stretcher, pinched in along edges at center, connects the two legs near feet. Pieces joined by pegs, mortise & tenon joints, and/or glue. CONDITION: Good; several scratches around feet and on lower stretcher.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Jere Osgood. Stool, 1966. Tiger maple, 15 3/4 x 20 5/8 x 11 in. (40 x 52.4 x 27.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. Carl L. Selden, 1996.142.41. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.142.41.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1996.142.41.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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