Lyre chair

designed 1989, manufact. 1993
Mark Brazier-Jones

Object Place: Europe, England


101 x 63.3 x 55.5 cm (39 3/4 x 24 15/16 x 21 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe



The chair back is composed of rods bent to form a lyre shape. The flat seat is in the shape of an artist’s easel, a copper paintbrush juts out from the thumbhole. The upper half of the paintbrush is covered with brass solder. On the upper edge of the seat near the brush is a ring of brass solder which runs over the edge and down the front proper left leg. A rod in the form of a branch with flat leaves is joined to the back of the seat and curves forward aroundthe proper right side to form the arm of the chair. In the front of the arm, resting on the seat is an upright book which has a hinged front cover that op ens. The proper right leg is a sword; the proper left, a wrench; and the single rear leg, the head of a pickax.


Inscribed on 'book': Mark Brazier-Jones 1993

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund


Reproduced with permission.