4 x Antique Bentwood Chairs Krakow, Poland Style of Thonet Early 20th Century SOLD
Antique Bentwood Chairs made in Krakow, Poland in the style of Michael Thonet 1900’s
Fabulous shaped vintage bentwood dining bistro chairs.
Very good condition minimal wear for it’s age, in unrestored condition. The frames are both solid and sturdy! However there are some light age related marks from age and use, as to be expected.
Bears remains of makers label under seat.
H76cm x W37cm x D42cm
The Thonet style bentwood chair construction, was officially introduced in 1851 at the Crystal Palace in England. The Industrial Revolution 1760-1820/1840’s saw the shift from traditional craft to modern production. Modern bentwood furniture production – ALL mid century modern pieces are based on exactly the same methods established in this chair more than a century ago. The bentwood furniture industry is classic MODERN furniture design. The lasting aesthetic appeal of bentwood furniture was shared first by the aristocracy, subsequently by the middle classes as well as by the elite avant-garde artists. Kohn and Fishcel worked for Thonet in the original factory before setting up their own furniture companies – David Gabriel Fischel and Alexander Fischel worked in the Nowo-Radomsk factory; one of four factories the Thonet Brothers built, pre 1913 in Polish Russia. Fischels set up their own family factory as did the Kohn Brothers who had a factory in Krakow.
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