Bench

1986
Richard Scott Newman (born in 1946)


Object Place: Rochester, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 49.5 x 116.8 x 50.8 cm (19 1/2 x 46 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

1986.774

Medium or Technique

Maple, ebony veneer and inlay, blistered maple, gold plated brass and ormolu; printed cotton fabric

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Upholstered bench with six fluted legs and aprons of blistered maple veneer and ebony stringing. Legs have ebony inlay to emphasize fluting and gold-plated brass feet. Tops of legs have ebony veneer with ormolu mounts. Upholstered with a Moriss-like fabric with gold and brown.

Inscription

Incised on botton of side rail: "RSN 86"

Provenance

1986, commissioned from the artist for the MFA by Anne and Ronald Abramson, Rockville, Maryland; 1985, gift of the Abramsons to the MFA. (Accession date: December 17, 1986)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D. Abramson