Although Francois Jourdain was known primarily as a painter, he was also an accomplished designer and a founding member of the Union des Artistes Modernes, an important group of avant-garde designers. This adjustable chair is rendered in the Art Moderne style, which is characterized by simple, bold curves. The use of exotic mahogany and cane alludes to the French colonial empire, still partially intact during this period. The chair was manufactured by Jourdain’s own firm, Les Ateliers Modernes.
Mahogany, plant fiber
11 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 25 in. (29.2 x 67.3 x 63.5 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Frederick A. McConkey
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Francois Jourdain (French, 1876-1958). Ottoman, ca. 1928. Mahogany, plant fiber, 11 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 25 in. (29.2 x 67.3 x 63.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Frederick A. McConkey, 2006.80.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2006.80.2_view2.jpg)
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Ottoman of rectilinear members with each side formed by continuous front leg, back leg, and runner curving upward from back leg to front leg. Two cross stretchers supporting squared footrest of woven cane in checkerboard pattern.
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