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

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Created by
Unidentified
Used by
Muse, Isaiah, American, 1919 - 2012
Medium
metal, vinyl and padding
Dimensions
30 x 16 x 16 in. (76.2 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm)
Type
cocktail lounges
barstools
Place used
South Shore, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
1970s
Description
A metal barstool with a black vinyl seat. The seat of the stool is constructed of two (2) seat sections that attach together. The top section of the seat is an approximately 1-1/2 inch thick piece of foam covered by black vinyl. The lower section of the seat is an approximately 3-1/8 inch piece of plywood wrapped in black vinyl and secured with glue and rivets. The stool has four (4) metal legs, each leg flaring out slightly at the bottom. The legs attach together to form a frame, and this frame is affixed to the underside of the seat with five (5) bolts, so that the seat does not swivel. Two (2) metal circles attach horizontally to the stool legs, serving as foot rests, one circle at 1 foot up from the ground, and the second circle at 18-1/2 inches up from the ground. The metal circles attach to each leg by metal screws that run through each leg and screw into the metal. Each leg is finished with a rubber cap, two (2) black caps and two (2) gray caps.
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
2011.101.2.2
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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