Armchair

1975
Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)


Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

1976.121

Medium or Technique

Walnut, Black Vinyl seat, tufted

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

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.

Inscription

Inscribed on underside of rear rail: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 1975 f.A.C.C. / NO. 72"

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.