D.G. Fischel & Sons. <em>Invalid's Chair</em>, ca. 1890. Steam-bent beechwood, 46 x 22 1/2 x 58 in. (116.8 x 57.2 x 147.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Barry R. Harwood, 85.269. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.269_bw.jpg)

Invalid's Chair

Artist:D.G. Fischel & Sons

Medium: Steam-bent beechwood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1890

Dimensions: 46 x 22 1/2 x 58 in. (116.8 x 57.2 x 147.3 cm)


Accession Number: 85.269

Image: 85.269_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Invalid's chair in form of folding sedan chair, having the form of a high-backed armchair in medium-dark stained beech, the seat rails of which extend out to form carrying posts, both curved at the ends. The arms extend to the rear only, slightly beyond the parallel posts. Seat and back are caned. CONDITIION: Overall good, structurally sound. Minor nicks and scratches to all surfaces. Droplets of white substance to middle of proper left side. Proper right arm with 2" scruff adjacent to back. Legs particularly scratched, especially proper left rear, outside edge; proper left front, inside rear edge; proper right front leg, rear metal hooks connecting seat and rear legs badly rusted. Eye hook to proper left rear leg replaced. Proper left arm not flush with proper left front stile due to bend in hardware. (All hardware rusty). Cane dry but intact. Chair dirty. needs cleaning.

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