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

Created by
Used by
Muse, Isaiah, American, 1919 - 2012
metal, vinyl, padding and cardboard
41 x 20 x 19 in. (104.1 x 50.8 x 48.3 cm)
cocktail lounges
Place used
South Shore, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
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 red 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.
African American
Domestic life
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
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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