Armchair, Model 31
On View: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
26 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 30 1/2 in. (67.3 x 60 x 77.5 cm) (show scale)
Designated Purchase Fund
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Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976). Armchair, Model 31, ca. 1932. Birch plywood, 26 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 30 1/2 in. (67.3 x 60 x 77.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 85.76. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.76_bw.jpg)
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Cantilevered armchair in light birch. The arm/leg unit on each side is a reverse C-shape, made of laminated wood supporting a single-piece, continuous, molded plywood seat/back.
CONDITION: Structurally sound. Arm/leg unit bent slightly due to normal use. Numerous scratches and stains to all surfaces, especially on seat and arms as follows:
Proper right arm: at transition from arm to leg and on front of leg.
Seat: scratches and stains throughout, especially proper right front of seat.
Proper left leg: scuff with loss to lower leg front.
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