Gebrüder Thonet (Austrian, founded Vienna, 1842). <em>Settee for Dolls</em>, mid 1880's. Copper beech, modern caning, 12 1/4 x 14 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (31.1 x 36.2 x 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Barry R. Harwood, 84.277. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.277_bw.jpg)

Settee for Dolls

Artist:Gebrüder Thonet

Medium: Copper beech, modern caning

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:mid 1880's

Dimensions: 12 1/4 x 14 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (31.1 x 36.2 x 23.5 cm)



Accession Number: 84.277

Image: 84.277_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Settee for dolls, steam-bent beech wood. Typical bentwood settee form, miniature for doll size. The rear legs, stiles and back made from a single length of wood into which are set two horseshoe-shaped open back rests, and from which horizontally extends a long, irregular, oval-shaped seat, and above, a pair of sinuous arms that begin vertically at the back, then descend horizontally to form arms, and then vertically again to support the front of the seat rail and form front legs. Model No. 1. CONDITION: Numerous surface gouges and scratches, none recent. Two arm/leg pieces are not identically splayed. Chair was recaned by donor to match original cane, was recently damaged.

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