Child's Upholstered Wire Frame Armchair
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Walnut, wire frame, original upholstery
27 x 21 1/2 x 20 in. (68.6 x 54.6 x 50.8 cm) (show scale)
Gift of David Marshall and Larry Gordon
Child's chair, walnut, wire frame, original upholstery. Turned walnut legs have casters; chair is overstuffed and elaborately upholstered. Circular seat with roughing at rail, fringe below to ground. Semi-circular back conforms to shape of seat and joins short arms; back and arms are tufted and roughed. Fabric is gold, combination of velvet and damask of diaper pattern.
CONDITION: Upholstery much worn; threadbare at arms and back; velvet has lost most of its pile. Upholstery on back of chair back has been replaced with gold cut velvet.
American. Child's Upholstered Wire Frame Armchair, ca. 1890. Walnut, wire frame, original upholstery, 27 x 21 1/2 x 20 in. (68.6 x 54.6 x 50.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of David Marshall and Larry Gordon, 87.117. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.117_detail_bw.jpg)
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