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

Created by
Unidentified
Used by
Muse, Isaiah, American, 1919 - 2012
Medium
padding, cloth, metal, plastic and wood
Dimensions
33 x 60 x 36 in. (83.8 x 152.4 x 91.4 cm)
Type
cocktail lounges
love seats
Place used
South Shore, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
1970s
Description
A loveseat-style couch with a vinyl cover and a hideaway bed. The sofa is upholstered with a maroon and red brocade-patterned fabric. The couch has two (2) removable seat cushions. Underneath the seat cushions is a retractable metal bed. The couch has four (4) detachable wood feet, one on each corner. The couch, bed frame, and removable seat cushions each are covered with plastic protective slipcovers.
Topic
African American
Domestic life
Nightlife
Segregation
United States--Social life and customs
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cassandra Fay Smith
Object number
2011.101.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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