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Armchair

1975
Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)


Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 78.7 x 57.2 x 59.1cm (31 x 22 1/2 x 23 1/4in.) Other (Seat Height): 41.1 cm (16 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.112

Medium or Technique

Walnut, Black Vinyl seat

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Armchair w/ leather seat. Squared w/ rounded corners curve backward to crest and to feet. Wide sculpted splat joined to stiles. Sculpted arms extend outward and terminate in point. Squared seat frames w/ rounded corners project beyond rounded front legs. Exposed joinery.

Inscription

Inscribed on bottom stretcher: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof f.A.C.C. / No. 74 1975"

Provenance

1975, commissioned from the artist for the MFA's Please Be Seated program. (Accession date: April 14, 1976)

Credit Line

Purchased through funds donated by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Gillette Corporation

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.