A Viking Revival Throne for LACMA
|Lars Kinsarvik, Armchair, about 1910. LACMA, gift of Bruce Newman through the 2022 Decorative Arts and Design Acquisitions Committee. Photo by Jacques Pépion, courtesy of Oscar Graf Gallery|
LACMA's Unframed blog introduces this year's Decorative Arts and Design Acquisitions Committee gifts, including this "Viking Revival" chair in the so-called dragon style by Lars Kinsarvik (1846-1925).
Type of wood(s)?
Beautiful piece, by the way. Very Book of Kells coloration.
As one example, I believe certain major galleries of decorative arts in Boston's Fine Arts Museum are arranged that way.
Although the Viking chair shows skill and creative talent in its own right, something about objects listed as decorative art work better for me when they're in full context.
Of course, LACMA's new galleries will have so many windows, that a collection of fine draperies (both fabric and wood) through the ages might now be needed. The Met has a collection of military armor, no reason that LACMA can't have a collection of decorative draperies.