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Child's Chair

Decorative Arts

CULTURE Mexican
MEDIUM Wood, original leather, metal tacks
  • Place Made: Mexico
  • DATES ca. 1850
    DIMENSIONS 20 3/4 x 13 1/8 x 18 5/8 in. (52.7 x 33.3 x 47.3 cm)
    MARKINGS Unmarked
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2014.86
    CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Child's chair with original tooled red leather seat. An example of the combining of indigenous and Western Neoclassicism into a hybrid form. A small chair comprised of two joined parts, a concave 'U' upper section forming chair back and front legs and second attached concave lower section forming the seat and rear curved legs; turned front and rear stretchers and attached arched head rest at top; the whole covered with a tooled red leather seat with floral and abstract geometric designs, attached to frame with metal gold colored tacks. Spanish term for this form is butaca or Campeche.
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