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Reading chair Armchair, ca. 1720–30

This is a armchair. It is dated ca. 1720–30 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is walnut, leather, brass, tin. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Cockfight chair.

This object was donated by Mrs. Paul Moore. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Paul Moore.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (Book rest and parts not extended): 92.2 x 77.5 x 72 cm (36 5/16 x 30 1/2 x 28 3/8 in.) Open (chair with book rest, candlestick and tray in arm extended): 106 x 95 x 96 cm (41 3/4 x 37 3/8 x 37 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Reading chair Armchair, ca. 1720–30. walnut, leather, brass, tin. Gift of Mrs. Paul Moore. 1960-164-16-a/c.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection.

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