Settee

1975
Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)


Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 99.1 x 106.7 x 61.6cm (39 x 42 x 24 1/4in.) Other (Seat height): 45.7 cm (18 in.)

Accession Number

1976.114

Medium or Technique

Walnut

On View

Japanese Buddhist Gallery (Gallery 278C)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Settee w/ double sculpted seat, bowed out from center on either side of rear edge. Squared back stiles w/ rounded corners sweep back towards feet and crest in single curve. Double curved crest flush w/ top of stiles, and w/a rounded back. Below crest 13 arrow back spindles, half-round behind. The sculpted arms angle outward and project beyond the round and tapered front legs to a point. Exposed joinery.

Inscription

Inscribed on underside of seat: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 1975 f.A.C.C. / NO. 81"

Markings

MOFA BOSTON
SAM Maloof 1975 fA.C.C.
NO. 81

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.