Lounge chair with red and black cover from Muse Bar, the home bar of Isaiah Muse

Created by
Used by
Muse, Isaiah, American, 1919 - 2012
metal, vinyl, padding and cardboard
34 x 24 x 21 in. (86.4 x 61 x 53.3 cm)
cocktail lounges
Place used
South Shore, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
A lounge chair with a red and black-patterned vinyl cover. The chair has an oversized molded seatback in a wrap bucket shape, and a padded seat with edges that flare slightly away from the back. The seat back has a cutout portion at the lower edge where the back meets the seat. 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 seat is fixed to one (1) post with a four (4) blade base, with each blade angling downwards and casters on each blade. The chair seat is fixed to the base, but the chair swivels on the casters. Each blade is tipped with a small protruding finial on top of each caster.
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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