Armchair

1975
Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)


Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 97.8 x 76.2 x 65.4cm (38 1/2 x 30 x 25 3/4in.) Other (Seat height): 35.6 cm (14 in.)

Accession Number

1976.116

Medium or Technique

Walnut, Black Vinyl seat

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Armchair w/ leather seat. Squared back stiles, w/ rounded corners, sweep backwards to feet. Wide sculpted splat, flush w/ top of rear stiles. 7 tapered spindles between splat and seat. Paddle shaped arms. Round, tapered front legs.

Inscription

Inscribed on underside of rear rail: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 1975 f.A.C.C. / NO. 82"

Paper label attached to upholstery: "UNDER PENALTY OF LAW THIS TAG IS NOT / TO BE REMOVED EXCEPT BY THE CONSUMER / ALL NEW MATERIALS consisting of / mattresses: / polyurethane foam... 100% [etc.] Ballard UPHOLSTERING / 1063 E. THIRD ST., POMONA, CA 91766"

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.