Hanging chair

1973
Walker Weed (American, born in 1918)


Object Place: Etna, New Hampshire

Dimensions

Overall: 132.1 x 81.3 x 47 cm (52 x 32 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2005.378

Medium or Technique

White ash, bent and laminated; iron suspension hook

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

A hanging chair, composed of a bentwood slat shaped into a teardrop form, with two curved slats placed horizontally to form the back, to which are joined two additional curved slats forming the seat. The chair is suspended by an iron hook and chain at the top of the “teardrop.”

Inscription

"Walker Weed," burned into the bottom center of the main stave.

Provenance

1973, purchased from the artist by Lois B. Torf, Weston, Massachusetts at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Annual Fair on August 7, 1973; installed at Torf's home in St. Croix; 2005, gift from Torf to the MFA (Accession date: September 21, 2005)

Credit Line

Gift of Lois B. Torf

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.