Pottier & Stymus Manufacturing Company (United States, New York, active ca. 1859-1910). <em>Armchair (Egyptian Revival style)</em>, ca. 1870. Rosewood, burl walnut, gilt and patinated metal mounts, original upholstery, 38 1/4 x 30 x 29 in.  (97.2 x 76.2 x 73.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Marie Bernice Bitzer, by exchange and anonymous gift, 1992.89. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1992.89_back.jpg)

Armchair (Egyptian Revival style)

Artist:Pottier & Stymus Manufacturing CompanyP. E. Guerin

Medium: Rosewood, burl walnut, gilt and patinated metal mounts, original upholstery

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1870

Dimensions: 38 1/4 x 30 x 29 in. (97.2 x 76.2 x 73.7 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 1992.89

Image: CUR.1992.89_back.jpg,back

Catalogue Description:
Egyptian Revival style armchair; rosewood, burl walnut, gilt and patinated metal mounts, and original upholstery. Slightly flared back legs. Straight back stiles cant backward slightly, terminates with scroll at crest with side mounted gilt rosette mount at scroll. Outer side of back stile with narrow gilt incised vertical lines. Front of back stiles with raised central burl panels outlined in gilt above carved stylized acanthus leaf. Back of seat with rolled crest and rolled arms all deeply tufted with remnants of original dark green silk damask cover below later lighter green damask. Front arms with large gilt and patinated metal Egyptian heads with broad flat necklace above carved and gilt stylized floral motif. Stylized carved and gilt floral motif at knee. Short straight legs with gilt enamel paw sabot. CONDITION: Largely original condition; numerous tack holes at border of wood frame. Separation of wood frame below gilt Egyptian head mounts on both sides. Surface of wood frame dirty.

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