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What is this?

Formed as a slatted back rest fanning out with spindles that resemble peacock feathers framed by a rounded crest rail ending in a rope cord seat. The legs of the chair splay out slightly and are connected by a stretcher. Below the seat, two sticks rise up and are continued above by the arm support, where these two elements meet at an acute angle through the arm rests.

This is a armchair from Denmark. It is dated 1950s and we acquired it in 2011. From the collection of Jon N. Streep, given in his memory. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

solid ash, rope cord, and teak

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 109 x 77 x 54 cm (42 15/16 x 30 5/16 x 21 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped on underside of seat: "JOHANNES HANSEN COPENHAGEN DENMARK"

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18794855/ |title=Armchair, "Peacock", 1950s |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=17 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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