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200 Lexington Avenue, 10th floor New York City, NY 10016 , United States Call Seller 917.597.1350 Showrooms


200 Lexington Avenue, 10th Floor
New York City, NY 10016
United States

Rare Pair of Clam Chairs in Ivory Bouclé by Arnold Madsen

$ 68,000
  • Description
    Arnold Madsen for Madsen & Schubell rare pair of Clam chairs with beech arms and legs and upholstered in ivory bouclé with camel leather buttons on back and seat, Denmark. 1944. These iconic Clam chairs have a characteristic organic shape with soft curves throughout including gently curved back, seat, and arms, and resting on club-shaped beech legs. The name comes from the shape of the seat and back that together form the silhouette of an open clam. The back is slightly tilted while the seat is slightly raised towards the front to provide conformity to the body and great comfort. These original exquisite Madsen Clam chairs are very rare to find these days and are collector's items.
    Fully restored and reupholstered in Sandra Jordain Prima Alpaca bouclé in French Vanilla.

    The Clam chair was designed in 1944 in Copenhagen and has become an icon of the Danish Modern design period. For many years this mysterious chair had been credited to Danish architect Philip Arctander. However, recent research has confirmed the true designer to be Arnold Madsen. The “Musling stolen”, as it became known, was the first collaboration between designer Madsen and cabinet maker Henry Schubell and it set the foundation for many years of prosperous collaboration between the pair.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (exact item)
    Origin: Denmark
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Birch, wood, bouclé
    Condition: Good. In very good condition, fully restored including refinishing arms and legs, some light scratches, reupholstered in ivory boucle.
    Creation Date: circa 1944
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: MAD102
    Incollect Reference #: 633854
  • Dimensions
    W. 25.5 in; H. 30 in; D. 30 in;
    W. 64.77 cm; H. 76.2 cm; D. 76.2 cm;
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