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JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956) Chair in ivory-lacquered...

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JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956) Chair in ivory-lacquered curved beech, highlighted by four oblong beads in black-lacquered wood, arched backrest supported by two cylindrical uprights, linked to the front legs by a U-shaped brace; backrest and seat upholstered in burgundy leather; black-lacquered seat belt. Stamped "Thonet" on the inside of the belt. Circa 1910 (Worn, missing and torn) Height 75 cm - Width 58.5 cm - Depth 43 cm A chair in lacquered wood and leather. Stamped (Wear, lacks and tears). 29 1/2 x 23 x 16 7/8in. History : Variant of the 728 "Fledermaus" chair produced by Köhn. Our model was produced by Thonet from 1906 onwards. Provenance: Sotheby's London sale "Decorative arts & design from 1870" November 25, 2004, lot 465 Private collection, France Bibliography: Daniele Baroni and Antonio D'Auria, "Josef Hoffmann e la Wiener Werkstätte", Electa, Milan, 1981, similar model p. 115

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