Armchair

1975
Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)


Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

1976.117

Medium or Technique

Walnut

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

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.

Inscription

Inscribed on underside of rear rail: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 1975 / NO. 71"

Provenance

1975, commissioned from the artist for the MFA's Please Be Seated program. (Accession date: April 14, 1976)

Credit Line

Purchased through funds donated by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Gillette Corporation

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.