Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)
Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States
Overall: 101 x 55.9 x 58.4cm (39 3/4 x 22 x 23in.) Other (Seat height): 41.9 cm (16 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Armchair w/ sculpted seat. Squared back stiles w/ rounded corners curve backward to feet. Horned crest rail projects beyond stiles. 5 spooned arrow-back spindles, rounded on reverse side, form back. Sculpted arms extend outward and terminate in point. Rounded tapered front legs. Exposed joinery.
Inscribed on underside of rear rail: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 1975 / NO. 71"
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.