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Rawhide Stool

1972 Arthur Espenet Carpenter Born: New York, New York 1920 Died: Bolinas, California 2006 bent-laminated hyedua and oak with rawhide 27 x 15 x 15 in. (68.6 x 38.1 x 38.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of David L. Davies and John D. Weeden 2001.55 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 56B


Luce Center Label

Rawhide Stool was made through a process known as "bent lamination," in which the seat frame and legs were built up of several pieces of wood glued together and then shaped by heat and steam. The darker wood is hyedua (pronounced ee-ED-wa), named for the area of Ghana, West Africa, where it is found; the lighter wood is oak.

Keywords

decorative arts - furniture

Crafts - Wood

About Arthur Espenet Carpenter

Born: New York, New York 1920 Died: Bolinas, California 2006

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