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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Chrome-plated metal, vinyl
  • Place Manufactured: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • DATES ca. 1933
    DIMENSIONS 31 3/4 x 22 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. (80.6 x 57.2 x 54 cm) Seat Height: 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm.)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Unmarked
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Armchair with chrome-plated metal tubular frame and gray vinyl upholstered seat, back, and armrests. Two round-cornered rectangles of bent metal tubing form continuous arms and legs; a stretcher connects these rectangles at ground level; another metal tube connects front legs at midpoint and serves as seat support. Armrests are padded and upholstered in gray vinyl. Separate rectangular seat and back also upholstered in gray vinyl; they are connected by chrome-plated strap attachment to seat and back support and which forms a rectangle on back of the back, but is open-ended under the seat. All parts connected by screws except stretcher which is welded to the frame.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Howe & Lescaze (American). Chair, ca. 1933. Chrome-plated metal, vinyl, 31 3/4 x 22 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. (80.6 x 57.2 x 54 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, X875. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X875_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, X875_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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