Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)
Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States
Overall: 76.8 x 108cm (30 1/4 x 42 1/2in.) Other (Seat height): 40.6 cm (16 in.)
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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.
Inscribed on underside of seat: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 1975 f.A.C.C. / No. 80"
1975, commissioned from the artist for the MFA's Please Be Seated program. (Accession date: April 14, 1976)
Purchased through funds donated by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Gillette Corporation
Reproduced with permission.