Corner Chair (Modern Gothic style)

Kimbel and Cabusca. 1880

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Corner chair; ebonized wood and gilt-incised decoration and modern upholstery. Square seat with blue-green upholstery and black cord on square legs with chamfered edges raised on brass and wood casters. Seat rail on each of four sides with gilt incised rosettes centered a horizontally reeded panel. L-shaped back with square stiles chamfered on upper portion. Square profile L-shaped crest rail. Each of two back sections with turned baluster-shaped spindles flanking a recessed square panel with printed black and gold symmetrical heraldic designs. Proper right panel with paired mice; proper left with paired birds; images reversed on exterior back.Condition: Very good; re-ebonized and gilt-incised decoration repainted. Conservation report on file.


  • Title: Corner Chair (Modern Gothic style)
  • Date Created: ca. 1880
  • Location Created: New York, New York, USA
  • Type: Furniture, Seating
  • Rights: Bequest of Delancey Thorn Grant in memory of Louise Floyd-Jones Thorn, by exchange
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/2104/Corner_Chair_Modern_Gothic_style
  • Medium: Ebonized cherry wood, gilt-incised decoration, modern upholstery
  • Markings: Unmarked
  • Maker: Kimbel and Cabus
  • Dimensions: 27 3/8 x 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (69.5 x 47.0 x 47.0 cm)
  • Collection: Decorative Arts
  • Accession number: 1992.9

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