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Side Chair

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Aluminum, leatherette, rubber
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1935
    DIMENSIONS 31 3/16 x 18 1/2 x 23 1/2in. (79.2 x 47 x 59.7cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE Modernism Benefit Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Aluminum side chair with slung seat and back upholstered in synthetic woven fabric; rectilinear frame formed by round profile tubular members with reeded rings at joins. Sloping upholstered square seat and canted square back. Raised on four square straight legs supported by rubber disc pads. Front legs joined by stretcher at mid-point and connected to back legs by paired s-curve side stretchers. Upper side stretcher connects front seat rail to mid-point of back leg. Lower side stretcher connects front mid-leg to lower back leg. Back legs, connected by lower stretcher, continue to form stiles. The upholstered chair back with visible vertical seam on reverse. CONDITION - Good condition. Some tears and cracks to upholstery. Slight discoloration to aluminum parts.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Warren McArthur (1885–1961). Side Chair, ca. 1935. Aluminum, leatherette, rubber, 31 3/16 x 18 1/2 x 23 1/2in. (79.2 x 47 x 59.7cm). Brooklyn Museum, Modernism Benefit Fund, 1990.95. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1990.95.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 1990.95.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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