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Venetian Scallop Chair

Venetian Scallop Chair

ca. 1900

The chair, with a carved shell seat and back and carved multiple ball-turned legs, which decrease in size toward the feet, is sometimes referred to as "Grottoesque". The wood, possibly mahogany.


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TitleVenetian Scallop Chair
Dateca. 1900

Measurements: 34” high, 18 ¼ “ wide, 20” deep.

Label on the bottom, “Michigan Chair Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., No. 861.”

The chair was purchased by the Museum at auction in 1984.

CollectionPermanent Collection

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InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Museum
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids Public Museum Archives

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