Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)
Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States
Overall: 110.5 x 75.3 x 61cm (43 1/2 x 29 5/8 x 24in.) Other (Seat height): 35.6 cm (14 in.)
Medium or Technique
Walnut, Black Vinyl seat, tufted
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Armchair w/ tufted leather seat. Flaring squared back stiles w/ rounded corners sweep backwards towards feet and crest in single curve. Wide crest, flush w/ top of stiles, has rounded back. Below crest 7 spooned arrow-back spindles, half-round behind. Arms are flat, paddle-shaped, and project beyond rounded and tapered front legs. Exposed joinery.
Inscribed on underside of rear rail: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 1975 f.A.C.C. / NO. 72"
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.