English 1930s Modern Bentwood Chairs
The modern design of these chairs were extreme for the 1930s. They sit very low and are quite comfortable...
But you need to be under 40 to get out of them. They are striking as a pair and are unique in their posture and finish.
The upholstery is new and the wood is as found with its original finish and patina. The 2 chairs match but on close inspection one sits slightly lower
than the other. The back and seat have the original springs. The back has 4 exposed springs that are an important part of the chairs design.
The chairs are signed by the maker. I did some quick research and found out that the chairs were made in England by a very well respected company.
In fact Josef Hoffmann used this manufacturer to build some of his designs. That's what I remember... but now the embarrassing part.
When I sent the chairs out to be finished the name tag was covered so I can't tell you the makers name.
It measures 26 inches to the top of the back rest, 32 inches from front to back and 24 inches wide. $2900 for the pair.