Pottier and Stymus / Armchair / 1870/75Pottier and Stymus

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Creator Name: Pottier & Stymus
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Designer and Manufacturer
Creator Dates/Places: American; founded 1859 North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Active Place: North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: Pottier and Stymus
Creator Name: Pierre E. Guerin (Firm)
Creator Role: Manufacturer
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 Start Date: 1870
Creation End Date: 1875
Creation Date: 1870/75
Creation Place: North and Central America,North America,United States,New York
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Seating
Classification Term: Furniture
Classification Term: American Art
Materials and Techniques: Rosewood with ash, juniper and burl maple veneer, ormolu mounts, original woven tapestry fabric.
Dimensions: 98 x 64 x 58 cm (38 1/2 x 25 1/4 x 22 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions: Painted in black paint on crest rail, underneath upholstery: "3924. Ingersoll"
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
Rights: http://www.artic.edu/aic/rights/main.rights.html
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
AMICA ID: AIC_.1970.39
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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