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Armchair

Designer:
Richard Riemerschmid (German, Munich 1868–1957 Munich)
Manufacturer:
J. Fleischauer's Söhne, Nurenberg
Date:
ca. 1900
Medium:
Beech
Dimensions:
H. 32-3/8, W. 22-1/4, D. 20-3/4 inches (82.2 x 56.5 x 52.7 cm.)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Peter Palumbo Gift, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.29
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
The living/dining room that Riemerschmid designed for the Mayer home retains traces of the characteristic curves associated with Art Nouveau, which was known as Jugendstil in Germany. Nonetheless, the room has more in common with the principles espoused at the time by English Arts and Crafts designers. His chairs, in particular, suggest the solid straightforward construction of medieval furniture.
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