Gebruder Thonet; Rocking Chair, Model No. 7500  SECOND HALF OF THE 1870s
Lot 24TP
Gebruder Thonet; Rocking Chair, Model No. 7500
SECOND HALF OF THE 1870s
Sold for £ 6,500 (US$ 8,265) inc. premium

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25 Apr 2018, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
Gebruder Thonet; Rocking Chair, Model No. 7500  SECOND HALF OF THE 1870s
Gebruder Thonet; Rocking Chair, Model No. 7500
SECOND HALF OF THE 1870s
beech bentwood frame with woven cane seat; version without armrests
length 177cm (69¾ in.); height 73cm (28¾ in.); width 51cm (20 in.) (missing adjustable seatback component)

Footnotes

  • Provenance;
    A private European family.

    Literature;
    - Charlotte and Peter Fiell, '1000 Chairs', Taschen GmbH, 2015, p.30 (model with armrests)
    - Alexander von Vegesack, 'Das Thonet Buch', Bangert Verlag Munchen,1987, p.108-9 (model with armrests)

    Alexander von Vegesack states "...the designer is not known, but it is to be assumed August Thonet as a technical leader was involved at least in the emergence of the design. (This) comfortable model is considered the most elegant bentwood design of series production."

    Initially it was made without armrests, but with them from 1876 onwards. It was shown in an illustration for the 1876 World Exhibition in Philadelphia (with armrests). After 1879 the model without armrests was no longer offered. (http://museum-boppard.de/explore/thonet-varietyofproducts/)
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