Offered by: Found Collectibles
255 West 36th St. Suite 502-503 New York City, NY 10018 , United States Call Seller 954.294.3099

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Brazilian Modern Chairs in Hardwood & Cane by Alexandre Rapoport, 1960s, Brazil

$ 5,000
  • Description
    Available today, this pair of midcentury modern chairs made in Brazilian Rosewood, known as Jacaranda & Cane designed by Alexandre Rapoport in the 1960’s are gorgeous!

    The delicate set features a Rosewood structure with caning in the seat. The Brazilian Rosewood is nothing less than spectacular and displays vibrant wood veins that almost feel the chairs are alive! The pair is extremely light weight, as a result of the Jacaranda's aging process.

    Extensive logging has virtually eliminated Rosewood from the Brazilian forests, so that today it is not supposed to be logged. The only material that can be sold legally is old stock. By owning a vintage piece made of old Jacaranda, you’re not only getting a beautiful collectible but also helping this species to recuperate.

    This gorgeous set would look great in any mid century modern, modern, contemporary environment used as dining or accent chairs.

    About the author, Alexandre Rapoport (Rio de Janeiro, 1929) is a Brazilian painter, architect, draftsman and engraver.

    Self-taught of Russian origin, he began painting at the Faculty of Architecture before the end of the 1950s. He studied drawing with Ubi Paiva and, while a student, attended engraving classes by Raymundo Cella at the National School of Fine Arts; it was then that he participated in his first group exhibitions promoted by the Federal Government.

    He had contact with Cândido Portinari, whose influences permeate his work until today. He traveled all over Latin America, where he has great fame. He was also a professor of ""Decorative Composition"" at the college where he graduated. Still in the 50's he won the ""Honorable Mention"" at the National Salon of Fine Arts.

    From 1956 until approximately 1972, he also dedicated himself to industrial design, exhibiting in Brazil and abroad. In addition to Brazil, he has worked in several private collections and public institutions in Rome, Vienna, Zurich, New York, Tokyo, Paris, Buenos Aires, Antwerp, Washington and Jerusalem.

    Size: H31.9, W16.9, D18.5 (in) H81, W43, D47 (cm)
  • More Information
    Origin: Brazil
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Hardwood,Caning
    Condition: Good. Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 674102
  • Dimensions
    W. 16.93 in; H. 31.89 in; D. 18.51 in;
    W. 43 cm; H. 81 cm; D. 47.02 cm;
Message from Seller:

Found Collectibles is a furniture and décor gallery located in 225 West 36th Street, Suite 503 in New York City, dedicated to sourcing unique yet timeless collections from across the globe. Each collection tells a story particular to its time and place in history. Specializing in expert craftsmanship, we only feature small-batch, high-quality designs. Contact us: Mobile: +1 954 294 3099, Landline: +1 646 649 4260

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