Chair used at Sydney Observatory

Made in Vienna, Vienna state, Austria, Europe, 1895-1905.

As early as 1856 the Sydney Observatory began to acquire furnishings. While some furniture, such as couches and desks, was used in conjunction with instruments most of it was used for storage or in the general running of the Observatory. As furniture fell into disrepair replacements were ordered through the New South Wales State Government while other items appear to have been made in the Sydney Observatory workshop.

In 1982 the management of the Sydney Observatory and its collections was tra...

Summary

Object No.

2008/63/1

Physical Description

Chair, bentwood, wood, made by Jacob and Josef Kohn, Vienna, Austria, 1895-1905, used at Sydney Observatory, Observatory Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1895-1980

A stained bentwood chair with a circular seat that features an embossed foliate design. The back of the chair consists of two curved, cylindrical pieces of wood, one braced to the seat and the other continuing down to form the back legs of the chair. The four legs are joined by a circular stretcher.

Production

Notes

The chair was made by Jacob and Josef Kohn in Vienna, Austria between 1895 and 1905.

Made

1895-1905

History

Notes

This chair was used at Sydney Observatory.

Used

Sydney Observatory

Source

Credit Line

Ex Sydney Observatory stock, 2008

Acquisition Date

3 April, 2008

Cite this Object

Harvard

Chair used at Sydney Observatory 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 January 2018, <https://ma.as/378397>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/378397 |title=Chair used at Sydney Observatory |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=20 January 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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