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Lounging Chair/Butaka/Planter's Chair
MDS00647.1.4
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The lounging chair is a masterpiece because of the high quality of its craftsmanship; the refined carving of its pierced crown or crest; and its effortless undulating fine lines of its solid wood frame.

History of the Object
The lounging chair or butaka was a common feature found throughout the rooms of the Filipino Bahay na Bato. It doubled its function as a lounging chair and as an accent chair.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Narra hardwood 
Measurements
70cm x 57cm x 118cm 
Creator name
Filipino Craftsmanship 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Philippines 
Geography
Philippines 
Time period
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
20th Century; Early 1900s 
Function
A narra Luis Quince-style sillon peresoza or lounging chair with caned seat, double caned ovate-shaped back, scroll arms with extended arm rest on slightly curved stumps, lotus and foliate carved openwork crest with central cartouche, on metal strip-reinforced splayed front and rear legs. 
Acquisition
Mr. Jose Ma Ricardo A Panlilio acquired the Lounging chair/Butaka from an antique shop. The object was eventually donated to the Museo De La Salle. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Donated to the Museo De La Salle 
Museum
Museo De La Salle of the De La Salle University 
Credit line
Mr Jose Ma. Ricardo A. Panlilio 

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