Detail View: The AMICA Library: Armchair

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1970.39
AMICA Library Year: 
1998
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Name: 
Pottier & Stymus
Creator Nationality: 
North American; American
Creator Dates/Places: 
American; founded 1859 North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: 
Pottier and Stymus
Creator Name: 
Pierre E. Guerin (Firm)
Creator Nationality: 
North American; American
Creator Dates/Places: 
American; founded 1857 North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: 
Pierre E. Guerin
Title: 
Armchair
Title Type: 
preferred
View: 
3/4 view
Creation Date: 
1870/75
Creation Start Date: 
1870
Creation End Date: 
1875
Materials and Techniques: 
Rosewood with ash, juniper and burl maple veneer, ormolu mounts, original woven tapestry fabric.
Classification Term: 
Seating
Classification Term: 
Furniture
Classification Term: 
American Art
Subject Description: 
Rosewood; upholstered armchair with veneer, gold leaf, and carving used in 19th c. adaptation of ancient Egyptian motifs. Brass bird's claw and ball feet. Brass Pharaoh's heads on both ends of arms. Tapestry weave upholstery on seat, arms, and back; black cut velvet around sides and front with red cut velvet braiding. Design of upholstery on back: temple structure with steps leading up to statue of seated Pharaoh or deity; flanking obelisks with globe-like spheres floating about half-way up. Other 19th c. adaptations of Egyptian motifs on back, seat, and arms. Stylized, almost abstract, bird and flower motifs on seat
Creation Place: 
North and Central America,North America,United States,New York
Dimensions: 
98 x 64 x 58 cm (38 1/2 x 25 1/4 x 22 3/4 in.)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 
1970.39
Credit Line: 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Suzanne Waller Worthy Fund
Inscriptions: 
Painted in black paint on crest rail, underneath upholstery: "3924. Ingersoll"
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.E33852.TIF