Accession Number: C.2008.924.1
Dimensions: 38 ¼ in X 19 ¼ in X 21 in
Dimensions (Metric): 96.52 cm X 48.26 cm X 53.34 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Kathleen and Udayan and Arun Gupta
Antique upholstered wooden chair. The chair is severely damaged; part of its seat is completely burned.
The collapse of the South Tower shattered the windows of the 10th-floor Battery Park City home of the Gupta family, filling it with dust and debris. Flames singed an antique chair, one of a set that had been a wedding gift to the Guptas years earlier. Despite its condition and the reminder it provoked of the event’s violence, the couple saved the chair as a memento of the day and of their prolonged efforts to return home.