Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)
Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States
Overall: 97.8 x 66 x 57.2cm (38 1/2 x 26 x 22 1/2in.) Other (Seat height): 43.8 cm (17 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Walnut; Black Vinyl seat
Not On View
Armchair w/ black leather seat. Squared back stiles, w/rounded corners, sweep backwards towards feet and crest in single curve and outward toward crest. Deep crest w/ concave curve flush w/ top of stiles and above 7 spooned arrow back spindles, half-round behind. Sculpted arms terminate in point, extend beyond round and tapered front legs.
Inscribed on underside of back rail: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 1975 f.A.C.C. / NO. 78"
1975, commissioned from the artist for the MFA's Please Be Seated program. (Accession date: April 14, 1976)
Purchased through funds donated by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Gillette Corporation
Reproduced with permission.