Settee

1975
Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)


Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 76.8 x 108cm (30 1/4 x 42 1/2in.) Other (Seat height): 40.6 cm (16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.113

Medium or Technique

Walnut

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Settee w/ double breasted seat. Squared back stiles w/ round corners sweep back towards feet and crest, flush w/ top of stiles, curves down from center and up at stiles. Crest has rounded back. Sculpted arms angled outward, begin below the crest and project beyond the round and tapered front legs; arms terminate in point.

Inscription

Inscribed on underside of seat: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 1975 f.A.C.C. / No. 80"

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.