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Creator Name: Herter Brothers
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Designer and Manufacturer
Creator Dates/Places: American; active 1859-1906 North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Active Place: North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: Herter Brothers
Title Type: preferred
View: 3/4 view
Creation Start Date: 1869
Creation End Date: 1870
Creation Date: 1869-70
Creation Place: North and Central America,North America,United States,New York
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Chair
Classification Term: Furniture
Classification Term: American Art
Materials and Techniques: rosewood with marquetry of various woods, and ivory; two front legs with bulbous feet, fluted columnar legs tapering outward from bottom to top and surmounted by Ionic capitals; fluted block square in section above capital; back legs square in section, flare to s eat and rise in intricately turned and carved back posts; upholstered medallion center back supported by top and bottom rail, both with central decoration; crest of lotus blossom and two heads resembling those of swans surmounted inlaid oval depicting two flutes, a pipe, music book and flower; modern upholstery fabric
Dimensions: 35 3/8 x 18 x 16 1/2 in. (90.5 x 45.7 x 41.9 cm)
Inscriptions: Written in script in pencil on the original muslin undercovering at the left rear of seat: "GH"
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1988.199
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Wesley M. Dixon, Jr. Endowment
AMICA ID: AIC_.1988.199
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999
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