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American (American (North American))
Side Chair (one of a pair)
Gift of Colonel and Mrs. Thomas M. Spaulding
The front of this handsome oak credenza, or sideboard, is divided into halves by three pilasters. Each half is outfitted with a drawer and a door below. The decorative and functional components are artfully arranged across the front of the piece to form a balanced composition of repeated geometric shapes and harmonious proportions.
1500 – 1530
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A long reclining board with three posts on the bottom. The angle is at approximately 45 degrees. All of the edges are rounded.
Lobi (Lobi)
Reclining Chair
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins

George Nakashima (American (North American))
Single Pedestal Desk (Top Element)
Gift of Penny and John Tropman
This wooden chair has a square, leather covered seat and four legs. The back of the chair also has a leather covering. Much of the chair is decorated with metal tacks.
Asante (Asante)
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
With tripod legs.
Tanzanian (Tanzanian)
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
A large fabric ottoman with two main colors, beige and maroon. Over the top of the fabric is a blue embroidered design of a woman's profile and upper body. Has a large green tag attached to the bottom.
Hella Jongerius
Bovist ("Lacemaker" model) pouf
2005 – 2013
Museum purchase, with funds from the Bequest of Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe
Wooden chair with arms, hemp webbing for seat and backing. Modern in form and style.
Bruno Mathsson
Eva Chair
1929 – 1939
Gift of Julia W. Jickling in honor of John W. & Barbara F. Jickling

Artist Unknown
Table desk
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tansu (Chest)
19th century
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam

Mirror on Stand
1800 – 1932
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection
All parts of this chest, including the back, were made from solid zelkova planks, a luxury wood related to elm but with a more pronounced grain. This specimen has escaped aggressive cleaning with modern compounds and retains its original patina. The dovetail joints between the lower front panel and sides and the back and side panels are superbly wrought. The iron lock plate in the middle of the front is fashioned into an auspicious character, bok (good fortune). The rectangular iron hinges and square supporting corner brackets are fashioned into Buddhist swastika patterns. The four arms of each swastika radiate out from the center like the spokes of a wheel, symbolizing the rotation of the universe around the cosmic Buddha.<br />
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This chest was kept in a lady&rsquo;s quarter (<em>anbang</em> ) to store clothes. Marks left on the inner surface indicate that the chest once contained a shelf. The side panels, back panel, and bottom panel were joined by finger joints, while the side panels and top plate
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Namhae Chest
1833 – 1866
Museum Purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund