Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)
Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States
Overall: 99.1 x 106.7 x 61.6cm (39 x 42 x 24 1/4in.) Other (Seat height): 45.7 cm (18 in.)
Medium or Technique
Japanese Buddhist Gallery (Gallery 278C)
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.
Inscribed on underside of seat: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 1975 f.A.C.C. / NO. 81"
SAM Maloof 1975 fA.C.C.
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.