Marcel Breuer for Isokon Furniture Company A Long Chair designed and executed in 1936  paper label for Isokon Furniture Company, London, Isokon Long Chair birch faced moulded plywood  Height: 75 cm.                29 1/2 in. Length: 132 cm. approx.                51 15/16 in.
Lot 76
Marcel Breuer for Isokon Furniture Company A Long Chair designed and executed in 1936 paper label for Isokon Furniture Company, London, Isokon Long Chair birch faced moulded plywood Height: 75 cm. 29 1/2 in. Length: 132 cm. approx. 51 15/16 in.
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,505) inc. premium
Auction Details
Marcel Breuer for Isokon Furniture Company A Long Chair designed and executed in 1936  paper label for Isokon Furniture Company, London, Isokon Long Chair birch faced moulded plywood  Height: 75 cm.                29 1/2 in. Length: 132 cm. approx.                51 15/16 in. Marcel Breuer for Isokon Furniture Company A Long Chair designed 1936  paper label for Isokon Furniture Company, London, Isokon Long Chair birch faced moulded plywood  Height: 75 cm.                29 1/2 in. Length: 132 cm. approx.                51 15/16 in. Marcel Breuer for Isokon Furniture Company A Long Chair designed 1936  paper label for Isokon Furniture Company, London, Isokon Long Chair birch faced moulded plywood  Height: 75 cm.                29 1/2 in. Length: 132 cm. approx.                51 15/16 in. Marcel Breuer for Isokon Furniture Company A Long Chair designed 1936  paper label for Isokon Furniture Company, London, Isokon Long Chair birch faced moulded plywood  Height: 75 cm.                29 1/2 in. Length: 132 cm. approx.                51 15/16 in. Marcel Breuer for Isokon Furniture Company A Long Chair designed 1936  paper label for Isokon Furniture Company, London, Isokon Long Chair birch faced moulded plywood  Height: 75 cm.                29 1/2 in. Length: 132 cm. approx.                51 15/16 in. Isokon Long Chair Isokon Long Chair
Lot Details
Marcel Breuer for Isokon Furniture Company
A Long Chair
designed and executed in 1936

paper label for Isokon Furniture Company, London, Isokon Long Chair
birch faced moulded plywood

Height: 75 cm.
29 1/2 in.
Length: 132 cm. approx.
51 15/16 in.

Footnotes

  • The registration number on the label indicates that this example was executed during the first year of production.

    Provenance
    Heals, London
    Acquired directly from the above by the grandfather of the present owner

    This example of the Long Chair bears unusual fin supports to the front legs. Although other Long Chairs are recorded with later (and often unsympathetic) amendments to the structure, the birch veneer used on the present lot appears contemporary to the piece suggesting the fins were created at Isokon as an additional means of support.
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