Child's Chair


Medium: Wood, original leather, metal tacks

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1850

Dimensions: 20 3/4 x 13 1/8 x 18 5/8 in. (52.7 x 33.3 x 47.3 cm)


Accession Number: 2014.86

Catalogue Description:
Child's chair with original tooled red leather seat. An example of the combining of indigenous and Western Neoclassicism into a hybrid form. A small chair comprised of two joined parts, a concave 'U' upper section forming chair back and front legs and second attached concave lower section forming the seat and rear curved legs; turned front and rear stretchers and attached arched head rest at top; the whole covered with a tooled red leather seat with floral and abstract geometric designs, attached to frame with metal gold colored tacks. Spanish term for this form is butaca or Campeche.

Brooklyn Museum