Henry (Heintz) P. Glass (American, born Austria, 1911-2003). <em>Folding Chair</em>, Designed 1961. Aluminum, canvas, synthetic webbing, 28 7/8 x 23 1/2 x 31 7/8 in. (73.3 x 59.7 x 81 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Modernism Benefit Fund, 2000.101.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2000.101.2_bw.jpg)

Folding Chair

Artist:Henry (Heintz) P. Glass

Medium: Aluminum, canvas, synthetic webbing

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:Designed 1961

Dimensions: 28 7/8 x 23 1/2 x 31 7/8 in. (73.3 x 59.7 x 81 cm)


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


Accession Number: 2000.101.2

Image: 2000.101.2_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Folding chair with tubular aluminum frame and yellow canvas seat. Frame has square base; rectangular seat frame and back frame hinged to base to form collapsible V-shape; one horizontal stretcher across seat frame and two stretchers across back frame. Canvas chair fastened to top of back frame and to front edge of seat with screws; folded and stitched across middle to section seat and back. Black webbing strips run along sides of canvas seat from back base to front base and over stretchers, forming armrests. Condition: Fair; canvas is dirty, faded, and stained with spots, and has holes along front and back edges; aluminum frame is scuffed and spotted; lower back stretcher and some of hardware is rusted.

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