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Armchair

1958
Designer Edward J. Wormley (1907–1995), Manufacturer Dunbar Furniture Company (1912–1991)


Object Place: Berne, Indiana, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 81.3 x 57.8 x 57.2 cm (32 x 22 3/4 x 22 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1974.457

Medium or Technique

Laminated walnut, cane; probably original upholstery, brass caps on feet

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Armchair with caned back and upholstered seat. The cane is enclosed by a U-shpaed frame which forms both the back and arms. A Y-shaped support is attached at chair back. The front legs, which join the arm rests at a mitered joint, taper to brass capped feet. The rear legs tenon into the front legs beneath the arm rests and cant sharply backward to brass capped feet. Two cross rails support the upholstered orange wool seat.

Markings

Beneath the seat is nailed a brass label in the shape of a "D" which reads "DUNBAR/BERNE / INDIANA / R [in a circle]"

Provenance

1974, gift of American Institute of Interior Designers, New England Chapter, Boston (Accession Date June 12, 1974)

Credit Line

Gift of the American Institute of Interior Designers, New England Chapter