Thomas E. Warren (American, born 1808). <em>Centripital Spring Chair</em>, ca. 1849-1858. Cast iron, wood, modern upholstery, modern trim, original fringe, 34 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 28 1/4 in. (87 x 59.7 x 71.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 2009.27. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2009.27_threequarter_PS6.jpg)

Centripital Spring Chair

Artist:Thomas E. WarrenAmerican Chair Company, Troy, New York

Medium: Cast iron, wood, modern upholstery, modern trim, original fringe

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1849-1858

Dimensions: 34 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 28 1/4 in. (87 x 59.7 x 71.8 cm)



Accession Number: 2009.27

Image: 2009.27_threequarter_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Cast iron swivel/tilting arm chair, concave back with gilded edge and on outer back rococo hand painted decoration consisting of rocaille decoration of gold against black, fades to lighter central portion with exotic bird in flight, proper left three gold fish in bowl and proper right floral bouquet. Circular wooden seat frame painted black, elaborate open work floral gilt cast iron arm rest supports narrow padded and upholstered arm rest. Sprung seat, back, seat, and arm pads covered in modern machine woven gold and brown dense floral design,original elaborate long netted and tassel fringe ending in large pom poms attached to seat rail. Base comprised of eight large 'C' shaped flattened metal scrolls that converge towards central swivel mechanism, the whole raised on four cast iron open work scrolling horizontal supports, in turn raised on metal casters. Condition: very good

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