Stool (one of a pair)

1979
Tage Frid (American, born in Denmark, 1915 - 2004)


Object Place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 77.5 x 50.2 x 37.5cm (30 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 14 3/4in.) Other (Seat Height): 57.2 cm (22 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1979.277

Medium or Technique

Walnut

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

3-legged stool with concave board seat joined to L-shaped back support. Canted back tapers downward with elliptical hole above. 2 front, 1 rear splayed rounded legs braced with stretchers on T-shape. Through tenon construction. Signed (underside of seat): “Tage Frid/1979” (script)

Inscription

Inscribed into base of seat in script: "Tage Frid / 1979"

Provenance

1979, commissioned from the artist as part of the MFA's Please Be Seated program. (Accession date: June 20, 1979)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Deborah M. Noonan Foundation