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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.48
People
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Dutch (Utrecht 1888 - 1964 Utrecht)
Title
"Military" Chair
Classification
Furniture
Work Type
chair
Date
1923
Culture
Dutch
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/146955
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Wood, painted, with metal fasteners
Dimensions
sight: 90 x 41 x 52 cm (35 7/16 x 16 1/8 x 20 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Dirk Hedde Nijland. according to vendor
Nijland Family. by descent; according to vendor
Sotheby's, Amsterdam. Sale May 17, 1989, no. G580, according to vendor
Private Collector. according to vendor
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Hildegard von Gontard Bequest to the American Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum Fund
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.48
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The frame formed of six horizontal and four vertical wood members, with rectangular plywood seat and backrest. The entire chair painted red, with the ends of the horizontal members showing traces of yellow paint under the red.
Publication History

Daniele Baroni, The Furniture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (New York, 1978), pp. 114-15

Marijke Kuper and Ida van Zijl, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, 1888-1964: The Complete Works, Centraal Museum Utrecht (Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1992), pp. 117-18, no. 119, and p. 124, no. 138

Peter Voege, The Complete Rietveld Furniture (Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1993), pp. 74 f., no. 94

Gerrit Rietveld, Galerie Ulrich Fiedler (Cologne, Germany, 2001), p. 17, no. 5

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