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Upholstered Armchair with Seat Cusion, One of Pair

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Lame woven with velvet
  • Place Manufactured: France
  • DATES 1923
    DIMENSIONS 25 1/2 x 30 x 30 3/4 in. (64.8 x 76.2 x 78.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 71.150.4a-b
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Joseph F. McCrindle, Mrs. Richard M. Palmer, Charles C. Paterson, Raymond Worgelt, and an anonymous donor
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    CAPTION Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French, 1879-1933). Upholstered Armchair with Seat Cusion, One of Pair, 1923. Lame woven with velvet, 25 1/2 x 30 x 30 3/4 in. (64.8 x 76.2 x 78.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Joseph F. McCrindle, Mrs. Richard M. Palmer, Charles C. Paterson, Raymond Worgelt, and an anonymous donor, 71.150.4a-b. Creative Commons-BY
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One of a pair of upholstered armchairs, with separate cushions; straight front, rectangular arms, and rounded back rising slightly at the center back. Gesso and gilt fluted molding around the base with two short tapered front feet and two tapered, splayed back feet which are also gessoed and gilt. Each chair fitted with large seat cushion of off-white pony skin covered with upholstery fabric same as chair. Textile is gold-brown lame woven with black velvet leopard spots. (Fabric originally had gold ground). CONDITION: Bases of both chairs very chipped with gesso and gilt off in places. Fabric on arms worn. One seat cushion has two tears on top side, other has tear on front. Oct. 13, 1972: 71.150.4B: tear in left front edge of pillow mended, and patched, where too badly torn, with a piece taken from back edge of cushion. Nap of patch is reversed from that of chair cushion because apparent reflective qualities were too different due to previous wear at front of chair.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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    Upholstered Armchair with Seat Cusion, One of Pair