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Chair, No. 1

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Finland plywood, blackened steel
DATES 1997
DIMENSIONS 32 1/8 x 18 1/8 x 22 7/8 in. (81.6 x 46 x 58.1 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS Incised on underside of seat, burned in script: "Chris Lehrecke" ["Ch" of Chris not fully incised]
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Chris Lehrecke
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CAPTION Chris Lehrecke. Chair, No. 1, 1997. Finland plywood, blackened steel, 32 1/8 x 18 1/8 x 22 7/8 in. (81.6 x 46 x 58.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Chris Lehrecke, 1997.187.2. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 1997.187.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Chair "No. 1" of Finland plywood and tubular blackened steel. Chair back and seat formed of two separate pieces of plywood, trapezoid in shape with rounded corners and sides (back is smaller than seat); both molded to conform to human figure. Two steel tubes placed close together form "spine" and join back to seat. Two front and two back legs each formed by continuous piece of tubular steel bent into high arch; tubular stretcher connects front and back leg pieces at top of arch; two short tubes soldered to each leg piece on either side of stretcher attach to underside of seat with rubber-lined metal plate and screws. Legs are canted slightly outward and terminate in flat-cut feet. CONDITION: Excellent.
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