Unfolding chair

1982


Object Place: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Dimensions

80.96 x 50.16 x 51.75 cm (31 7/8 x 19 3/4 x 20 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1982.509

Medium or Technique

White maple, polyester straps (plastic), metal hardware

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Folding chair made from 2 plywood planks. Inverted U-shaped plank cut to form rear central support, back rest, front legs, stretcher, and arms. Other plank forms seat. Back rest and rear support mushroom-shaped w/ semicircular handle cut through bellow curved crest. Polyester hinges on sides allow strip to arc forward as legs (andarms). Stretcher between front legs. Seat semicircular at outer edge, notched in at leg. Polyester hinge at rear of seat with screws to secure seat to back. Red metal hinges at intersection of seat and legs.

Provenance

Purchased from the artist through funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Ethan Allen Inc., and the Robert Lehman Foundation (Accession date: November 17, 1982).

Credit Line

Purchased through funds donated by the National Endowment of the Arts, Ethan Allen Inc., and the Robert Lehman Foundation

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.