Womb Chair Ottoman, Model No. 74
Decorative Arts and Design
Chrome-plated tubular steel, fiberglass, plastic, wood-particle shell, latex foam, upholstery
designed 1947-1948, made ca. 1959
16 x 25 1/2 x 20 in. (40.6 x 64.8 x 50.8 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Sandra Sheppard Rodgers, Gail Sheppard Moloney, Lynn Sheppard Manger, and John W. Sheppard, Jr. from the Estate of their mother, Rose Jackson Sheppard Milbank, by exchange
Foot rest/ottoman; chrome-plated tubular steel frame, fiberglass, plastic and wood particle shell, latex foam, original brown and black wool tweed upholstery. Upholstered trapezoidal shell with long side to face chair seat; shell flares upward along angled sides to hold trapezoidal cushion in place. Two chrome-plated tubular steel tubes attached beneath the shell in X configuration, bent to form four splayed legs with disk feet.
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Eero Saarinen (American, born Finland, 1910-1961). Womb Chair Ottoman, Model No. 74, designed 1947-1948, made ca. 1959. Chrome-plated tubular steel, fiberglass, plastic, wood-particle shell, latex foam, upholstery, 16 x 25 1/2 x 20 in. (40.6 x 64.8 x 50.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Sandra Sheppard Rodgers, Gail Sheppard Moloney, Lynn Sheppard Manger, and John W. Sheppard, Jr. from the Estate of their mother, Rose Jackson Sheppard Milbank, by exchange, 2001.37.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 2001.37.1-2_bw_IMLS.jpg)
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