Side chair (one of a pair)

Peter S. Dean (American, born in 1951)

Object Place: Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States


109.22 x 50.8 x 48.26 cm (43 x 20 x 19 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pearwood, purpleheart, sprayed lacquer finish

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art


Seating and beds

Chairs have coopered back of pearwood with vertical purpleheart lines in between and a row of purpleheart diamonds near the top. Front seat also of coopered construction with vertical purpleheart lines and a row of diamonds. Front legs each consist of a principal and a secondary leg.


1987, commissioned from the artist for the MFA with financial support of Anne and Ronald Abramson, Rockville, Maryland; 1987, gift of the Abramsons to the MFA. (Accession date: September 23, 1987)

Credit Line

Gift of Anne and Ronald Abramson


© Peter S. Dean