I came accross this piece as one of a series of pieces by Joseph Kosuth. In displaying everyday objects in such a way Kosuth provokes quite interesting thoughts about definition and perception.
Artist Joseph Kosuth
'1965. Wood folding chair, mounted photograph of a chair, and photographic enlargement of a dictionary definition of "chair", Chair 32 3/8 x 14 7/8 x 20 7/8" (82 x 37.8 x 53 cm), photographic panel 36 x 24 1/8" (91.5 x 61.1 cm), text panel 24 x 24 1/8" (61 x 61.3 cm). Larry Aldrich Foundation Fund. © 2009 Joseph Kosuth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
This work raises some very fundamental questions in the field of conceptual art which I lack the knowledge to comment on. Please see the link below for very interesting 'Publication Excerpts'. However, these questions and the link to my own work should appear quite obvious.