This armchair, in the shape of a late eighteenth-century French bergère, is endowed
with naturalistic surface decoration and inlaid Eastern motifs. The legs, tapered and reeded in the eighteenth-century tradition, end in feet made of glass balls held in place by brass claws.
Artist attributed to Louis Comfort Tiffany, American, 1848-1933
Title
  • Club Chair
Date between 1880 and 1890
Medium ash with boxwood, satinwood, lemonwood, ebony, rosewood, and brass inlay
Dimensions Overall: 32 3/4 × 24 7/8 × 23 1/2 inches (83.2 × 63.2 × 59.7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Beatrice W. Rogers Fund, Edward E. Rothman Fund, and Eleanor and Edsel Ford Exhibition and Acquisition Fund
Accession Number 1990.293
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Margot Jonson, Inc;
1990-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
"American Decorative Arts Acquisitions 1985-2005." Bulletin of the DIA 81, 1-2 (2007): p. 43.