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Commode Chair Chair, ca. 1750

This is a chair. It was made by N J Baudin. It is dated ca. 1750 and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is fruitwood, cane, leather, tin-glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. W. G. Dunnington, Jr.. It is credited Gift of Mrs. W.G. Dunnington, Jr..

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a): 84.1 x 63.5 x 30.5 cm (33 1/8 x 25 x 12 in.) H x W x D (b): 2.3 x 52.6 x 31 cm (7/8 x 20 11/16 x 12 3/16 in.) H x W x D (c): 9.2 x 42.7 x 25 cm (3 5/8 x 16 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped on front edge of seat rim: "N J.BAUDIN JVE"

Cite this object as

Commode Chair Chair, ca. 1750; Made by Noël J Baudin (French, 1719 - 1784); France; fruitwood, cane, leather, tin-glazed earthenware; H x W x D (a): 84.1 x 63.5 x 30.5 cm (33 1/8 x 25 x 12 in.) H x W x D (b): 2.3 x 52.6 x 31 cm (7/8 x 20 11/16 x 12 3/16 in.) H x W x D (c): 9.2 x 42.7 x 25 cm (3 5/8 x 16 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. W.G. Dunnington, Jr.; 1968-114-1-a/c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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