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Deaccessioned Art

It is standard professional practice for museums to routinely evaluate their collections to ensure that the highest standards of collecting and display are maintained. From time to time, it is necessary to remove one or more works of art from the museum’s permanent collection in accordance with the standards determined by the Association of Art Museum Directors. This practice is known as deaccessioning.

The Cleveland Museum of Art maintains a cautious approach toward deaccessioning. A work of art may be a candidate for deaccessioning due to lack of relevancy to the museum’s mission, duplication in the collection, poor quality or condition, repatriation, false attribution, or the museum’s inability to adequately care for or store the work of art due particular needs or requirements.

The following list outlines the works of art that have been deaccessioned from the museum’s collection since 1998.

E.g., 08/05/2021
E.g., 08/05/2021
Filter by the date CMA deaccessioned the artwork
Title Artist/Origin Former Accession Date Created Department Deaccession Datesort ascending
Armchair England, 18th century 1922.54 1740-1765 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Chest England, 17th century 1915.681 1674 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Table Portugal, 18th century 1950.367 1700s Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Card Table style of George Hepplewhite (American, 1786) 1940.373 c. 1800 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Cabinet England, 18th century 1922.51 1785-1800 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Chair America, Hitchcock Type, 19th century 1949.172 1800s Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Settee England, 18th century 1920.1259 c. 1710-1720 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Side Chair England, period of Charles II, 17th Century 1942.578 c. 1660-1670 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Stool England, 18th century 1989.164 c. 1740 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Armchair England, 17th century 1942.572 1670-1690 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Stool England, 18th century 1989.165 c. 1740 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Pole Screen style of Thomas Chippendale (British, 1718-1779) 1942.571 c. 1750 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Armchair England, Transition Period, James II to William and Mary, 17th Century 1942.575 1685-1695 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Chair America, Hitchcock Type, 19th century 1949.173 1800s Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Armchair England, period of Charles II, 17th Century 1942.573 1680-1685 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Chair Georges Jacob (French, 1739-1814) 1942.74 c. 1780-1790 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Table Christophe Wolff (French, 1720-1795) 1942.34 c. 1770-1780 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Small Round Marquetry Table Jean-Georges Schlichtig (German, 1736-c. 1782) 1942.596 c. 1775 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Mirror France(?), style of Louis XVI, 18th Century 1926.512 c. 1765-1780 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Two-Tier Pedestal Table France or England, 18th century 1942.583 c. 1790 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011

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