Armchair, "Reading chair", ca. 1720–30 Walnut, leather, brass, tin. Gift of Mrs. Paul Moore. 1960-164-16-a/c.
What is this?
Form with square tapering seat and tall narrow back upholstered in dark brown nailed leather; back with horizontal U-curved arms at top fitted with hinged, adjustable wooden book rest on back; retractable tin candleholder in left arm, small retractable sectioned tray in right arm; drawer in seat; cabriole front legs with pad feet, turned stretchers, rear feet square in section; small brass caster on each foot.
C) bookrest support
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection, Friday, June 22, 2007 - Sunday, January 13, 2008