William Gray Purcell / Armchair / 1912William Gray Purcell

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Creator Name: Purcell, William Gray
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: 1880 - 1965
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: William Gray Purcell
Creator Name: Elmslie, George Grant
Creator Name-CRT: George Grant Elmslie
Creator Name: Purcell, Feick and Elmslie
Creator Role: Manufacturer
Creator Active Place: Minnesota
Creator Name-CRT: Purcell, Fieck, and Elmslie
Title: Armchair
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1912
Creation End Date: 1912
Creation Date: 1912
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Furniture
Materials and Techniques: oak with replacement velvet upholstery
Dimensions: H.36-7/8 x W.25-3/8 x D.23-1/8 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 98.235.3
Credit Line: Gift of David and Patricia Gebhard
Rights: http://www.artsmia.org/restrictions.html

In 1909 Louis Sullivan and George Grant Elmslie designed the Henry Babson residence, with Elmslie working extensively on all aspects of the house. When Babson wanted alterations around 1912, he entrusted them to Elmslie and his new partner, William Purcell. The two architects designed furniture for the house, including a tall-case clock, andirons, and this box chair with a small carved "B" on each side.

AMICA ID: MIA_.98.235.3
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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