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Armchair

1975
Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)


Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 99.1 x 61 x 57.2cm (39 x 24 x 22 1/2in.) Other (Seat height): 43.8 cm (17 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1976.118

Medium or Technique

Walnut; Black Vinyl seat

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Armchair w/ tan leather seat. Squared back stiles w/ rounded corners sweep backward towards feet and crest in single curve, taper in toward crest. Deep curved crest flush w/ top of rear stiles and above 6 spooned arrow-back spindles, half-round behind. Sculpted arm rests extend outward from back to front, terminate in point . Rounded front legs taper to floor. Exposed joinery.

Inscription

Inscribed on underside of rear rail: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 1975 f.A.C.C. / NO. 77"

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.