Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)
Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States
Overall: 76.8 x 54.6 x 57.8cm (30 1/4 x 21 1/2 x 22 3/4in.) Other (Seat height): 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)
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Armchair w/ sculpted seat. Squared back stiles w/ rounded corners sweep back toward feet and crest in single curve. Wide contoured crest, flush w/ top of stiles, rounded on back. Sculpted arms sweep down and out from below crest, extend beyond rounded and tapered front legs, terminate in point. Exposed joinery.
Inscribed on underside of seat: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 195 f.A.C.C. / No. 73" [sic]
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.