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The Art of Seating: Homeschool (9-11) PM

  • Eames Dining Chair

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    DCW (Dining Chair Wood)

    designed 1945–46, made 1946–47

    Charles Eames, American, 1907–1978

    Dimensions

    73.34 x 48.89 x 52.07 cm (28 7/8 x 19 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Plywood with walnut veneer, rubber

    Classification

    Furniture, Seating and Beds

    Accession Number

    1975.32

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    1940s and 1950s - 336 More Info

    Description

    Back and seat of molded plywood, shaped in compound curves. A heavier C-shaped piece of plywood connects back and seat to which U-shaped back legs are connected. Front legs are slightly longer and attached to underside of seat with rubber shock mounts.

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  • Dining Chair Platner

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    Dining chair (one of a pair)

    designed 1966, made about 1970

    Warren Platner, 1919–2006

    Dimensions

    H. 29 in; ow. 26 1/2 in.; od. 22 in.

    Medium

    Nickel-finish steel rod or wire with foam rubber support and orange wool upholstery

    Classification

    Furniture, Seating and Beds

    Accession Number

    2001.655.1

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    1940s and 1950s - 336 More Info

    Description

    Tightly spaced vertical wires flare out into a cup-shaped seat having an arch of orange woolen padded upholstery that extends along upper edge. Simple padded seat is set into base of the cup shaped seat. Pedestal is in the form of a truncated cone-shaped having similar wire construction. Three bracing rings within base provides structure; a plastic cap encases and protects the base.

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  • Easy Chair

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    Easy chair

    1765–90

    Dimensions

    Overall: 115.6 x 89.5 x 61.6 cm (45 1/2 x 35 1/4 x 24 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Walnut, pine, maple

    Classification

    Furniture, Seating and Beds

    Accession Number

    19.1364

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Peabody Gallery (Am. Colonial Arts) - 137 More Info

    Description

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  • Side Chair

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    Side chair

    1730–60

    Dimensions

    102.87 x 51.43 x 44.13 cm (40 1/2 x 20 1/4 x 17 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Walnut; reproduction needlework seat

    Classification

    Furniture, Seating and Beds

    Accession Number

    32.330

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Lynch Gallery (Colonial Boston) - 132 More Info

    Description

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  • Please Be Seated Benches

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    Images: http://www.mfa.org/node/9524

    We will test out seats and benche that are in the galleries for as part of the MFA's Please Be Seated program. Including a Bench by Peter M. Adams (Gallery 176), and John Lewis' Glacier Bench Gallery (223.1) (Pictured). 

      

     

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