Pierre Legrain (French, 1889-1929). <em>Stool (Tabouret)</em>, ca. 1923. Wood, shagreen (likely ray skin), laquer, gilding, 22 × 21 × 12 in. (55.9 × 53.3 × 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by an anonymous donor, 73.142. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 73.142_bw_SL3.jpg)

Stool (Tabouret)

Artist:Pierre Legrain

Medium: Wood, shagreen (likely ray skin), laquer, gilding

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1923

Dimensions: 22 × 21 × 12 in. (55.9 × 53.3 × 30.5 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor


Accession Number: 73.142

Image: 73.142_bw_SL3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Stool (tabouret), black lacquer and sharkskin over wood. U-shaped seat covered with sharkskin, supported by four polygonal columns lacquered black and a center column covered in sharkskin. Center column is narrow at center and flares toward top and bottom and rests on a flat square base covered with gold leaf. The outer lacquered columns are polygonal each with a flange beneath the seat. Rectangular base, tri-stepped on front and back and slopping at either end. Middle step covered with gold leaf base otherwise covered with black lacquer. CONDITION - Good. All edges of parchment are worn.

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