Side chair

French
about 1892
Emile Gallé (French, 1846–1904), Retailed by


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

91 x 39 x 41 cm (35 13/16 x 15 3/8 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.405

Medium or Technique

Walnut, oak

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Seating and beds

Side chair (pair to 1978.406). Walnut, various inlaid woods. Metal label under seat rail “Marshall Field & Co. Fine Furniture, Chicago”, “Galle” inlaid p. lower right of splat. Oval back with wide shaped splat inlaid with a chrysanthemum pattern. Stiles and top rail carved in fluid organic design ending in leaves at lower part of each stile with further carved embellishment at top of proper right stile. Elliptical seat set out from chair back covered with brown velvet. Rectangular panels echoing design of chair back carved in seat rail. Inset square on crest rail above each front leg. Knees carved in elaborately organic form over straight carved legs and organically carved feet. Shaped sabre back legs.

Signed

"Galle" inlaid proper lower right of splat

Markings

Metal label under seat rail "Marshall Field & Co. Fine Furniture, Chicago"

Credit Line

Gift of Marion Breckenridge Patterson