Side Chair and Slip Seat, 1 of 4
Decorative Arts and Design
Macassar ebony veneer with ivory inlay
26 11/16 x 15 x 16 7/8 in. (67.8 x 38.1 x 42.9 cm) (show scale)
Purchased with funds given by Joseph F. McCrindle, Mrs. Richard M. Palmer, Charles C. Paterson, Raymond Worgelt, and an anonymous donor
Side chair (one of four), macassar ebony veneer with ivory inlay. 71.150.7a-b is stamped on seat frame with #1; 71.150.8a-b is stamped with #4; 71.150.9a-b is stamped with #2 and 71.150.10a-b is stamped with #3. Slip seats upholstered in brown velour (2 & 3) and gray velour (1 & 4). The gray is the original covering. Low backs with ivory dot inlay in scroll motif across top. Seat rails straight, top side of front one cut away. Front legs taper and curve forward terminating with ivory cuffs. Rear legs taper and extend backward in cyma curve.
CONDITION: Chair frames are in excellent condition, slip seats are very worn. After museum purchase, though, the chair frames were restored in Paris by H. Farina. Much of the veneer had chipped off and was missing. See restoration reports of 10/89 and 3/91.
This item is not on view
Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French, 1879-1933). Side Chair and Slip Seat, 1 of 4, ca. 1923. Macassar ebony veneer with ivory inlay, 26 11/16 x 15 x 16 7/8 in. (67.8 x 38.1 x 42.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Joseph F. McCrindle, Mrs. Richard M. Palmer, Charles C. Paterson, Raymond Worgelt, and an anonymous donor, 71.150.10a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.150.10a-b.jpg)
overall, 71.150.10a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.