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Side Chair

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER Shaw-Walker Company
MEDIUM Aluminum, wood
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES ca. 1940
    DIMENSIONS 32 x 17 1/8 x 19 1/2 in. (81.3 x 43.5 x 49.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Fernande Ross
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Side chair with aluminum and wood elements. Chair back and back legs formed by continuous piece of squared aluminum tubing bent into inverted "U" shape. Wooden stretcher runs between back stiles about 4" above seat; back splat consisting of five evenly spaced wooden strips running between metal frame at top of chair and wooden stretcher. Wooden seat is trapezoid shape (wider at front) and scooped out to conform to human figure; supported by seat rail of 3 1/2" high aluminum strip with six horizontal grooved channels; this strip runs around the legs and has a soldered seam at center back. Front legs of wood, rectangular in form and taper toward feet. All legs set on metal disks. All parts attached with screws and bolts. CONDITION: Fair, shows use; scratches and nicks all over in both wood and metal parts, especially at feet.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Shaw-Walker Company. Side Chair, ca. 1940. Aluminum, wood, 32 x 17 1/8 x 19 1/2 in. (81.3 x 43.5 x 49.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Fernande Ross, 2001.92. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2001.92.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 2001.92.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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