Arm Chair

Arm Chair

c. 1891-93

Louis Comfort Tiffany

(American, 1848-1933)

designer

Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co.

(American, 1892-1900)

maker

Primavera with inlays of brass an various woods

Overall: 82.9 x 63.2 x 64.3 cm (32 5/8 x 24 7/8 x 25 5/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1990.91

Description

In 1893, Tiffany Studios exhibited in Chicago a piece of furniture decorated with "wood mosaic - made of thousands of squares of natural wood, sixteenth-of-an-inch in size, of different colors, and each individual square surrounded by a remote line of metal." The decoration of this chair corresponds to the description of 1893.

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