Armchair

1975
Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)


Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

1976.115

Medium or Technique

Walnut; Black Vinyl seat

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

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.

Inscription

Inscribed on underside of back rail: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 1975 f.A.C.C. / NO. 78"

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.