Yves Marthelot (French, born 1949). <em>Side Chair</em>, ca. 1985. Wood with gesso and silvering, 34 x 15 x 17 in.  (86.4 x 38.1 x 43.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Newman, 1992.205.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 1992.205.1_1992.205.2_bw.jpg)

Side Chair

Artist:Yves Marthelot

Medium: Wood with gesso and silvering

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1985

Dimensions: 34 x 15 x 17 in. (86.4 x 38.1 x 43.2 cm)


Accession Number: 1992.205.2

Image: 1992.205.1_1992.205.2_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Side chair, carved wood covered with gesso; silvered surface with gold and brown patination in recessed areas. Quadruped base in form of gnarled roots with front support rising as undulating stem to support seat; behind and to each side of this is a slenderer stem support and at the rear, the rear stile of the chair slants backward, joining the rear edge of seat and rising to back above. Back is irregular pierced form of undulating iris leaves with an iris on diagonal in center. At right corner of crest rail is female face with long hair. Seat is irregular pierced forms with pendent husks in front and on right side. CONDITION: Large chip to gesso on front proper left foot; also front seat rail and proper right seat rail. Fractures at juncture of back and seat and juncture of base and seat supports.

Brooklyn Museum