Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Bar chair with black vinyl cover from Muse Bar, the home bar of Isaiah Muse

Catalog Data

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
Isaiah Muse, American, 1919 - 2012  Search this
Medium:
metal, vinyl, padding and cardboard
Dimensions:
41 x 20 x 19 in. (104.1 x 50.8 x 48.3 cm)
Type:
cocktail lounges
chairs
Place used:
South Shore, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970s
Description:
A raised chair meant to be used while sitting at a bar or another kind of elevated counter. The chair has a wide, rounded seat and a rounded back in a "C" shape leaving a cutout portion at the lower edge where the back meets the seat. The back and seat of the chair are made of thick foam covered by black vinyl. The seat vinyl is stapled to the underside of the chair frame, and the stapled seam is covered with a piece of card stock. The chair seat attaches to the base on one (1) metal post affixed with four (4) screws. The chair seat swivels. The chair has a four (4) blade base, with each blade tipped with a small protruding finial at the foot. Affixed to the chair post approximately 1 foot up from the ground is a circle of metal that serves as a foot rest.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black interiors  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cassandra Fay Smith
Object number:
2011.101.3.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Furnishings, Housewares, and D├ęcor
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57f2a18e2-7cf0-49d4-9bc9-f12890cdf32a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.101.3.2