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Child's Chair

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Oak and fruitwood
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES ca. 1800
    DIMENSIONS 33 3/4 x 18 1/2 x 17 in. (85.7 x 47 x 43.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Rodman A. Heeren
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Child's Chair, ca. 1800. Oak and fruitwood, 33 3/4 x 18 1/2 x 17 in. (85.7 x 47 x 43.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Rodman A. Heeren, 66.113.2. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 66.113.2_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Upholstered in leather. French provincial style. Rounded barrel back with arms sloping in continuous downward movement from back and terminating in boldly articulated knuckles upholstered over on leather. Has checkered woven seat and back, red and green interwoven cotton strapping. Back and sides stitched; threads exposed. Drop-in seat cushion also upholstered in leather; with buttons. Front seat rail of wood; slightly bowed. Front legs square in section; outsides slightly curved; inner sides undulated with widest point at juncture of flat, shaped front stretcher. Side and rear stretchers plain; rectangular. Each chair leg has a metal caster. CONDITION - Good, right rear leg replacement; plastic wood added; wood considerably worm eaten; upholstery good.
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    Childs Chair