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$ 22,800

French Lounge Chairs with Footstools, France 1950s

Origin France
Period 1950-1979
Materials Calf skin, Wood
W. 24.8 in; H. 31.89 in; D. 33.86 in;
W. 63 cm; H. 81 cm; D. 86 cm;
Seat H. 16.54 in;
Seat H. 42 cm;
Condition Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chairs and stools have been reupholstered recently in premium calf leather.
Creation Date 1950s
Number of Pieces 4-5
Description While the first half of the 1940s was still heavily influenced by the earlier decades, the second half set the stage for the mid-century modern design of the 1950s that’s been still increasing in popularity. This set has the best visual qualities of both decades, with traditional materials and a modern, architectural look.

Visually, the pieces of this set, especially the lounge chairs, recall the models created by Pierre Jeanneret for the Chandigarh collection. Much like the kangaroo chair, these lounge chairs have an essentially simple structure that assumes some knowledge of architecture on the designer’s part. The outlines get wider and thinner, bringing the chairs into a dynamic balance. Additionally, they have many interesting details, such as the beautiful rounded corners and curved beams. The legs and armrests flow into each other, while the stretchers on the front supporting the seats create a floating look. The straight lines of the wood are masterfully broken by the seats’ curving lines, enhanced by the leather fabric. The seat and backrests have an ergonomic design to guarantee comfort for the sitter, a detail that Art Nouveau of the previous years was less concerned with. While the pieces of the set are all upholstered, the beauty of the walnut structures still draw the eyes. Similarly, the stools have a matching look, perfectly complementing the chairs to create an aesthetic unit.

With the major rise in popularity that mid-century modern experienced, it’s easy to see touches of 1940s, and 50s French style in contemporary homes. The natural and unfading beauty of wood, and the simple, but stylish design is timeless of the era. With an outstanding balance of straight and curved lines, quality materials and French design elements, this set is sure to provide comfort and style in any interior.

In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chairs and stools have been reupholstered recently in premium calf leather.


Lounge Chairs
24.8 in W x 33.85 in D x 31.88 in H; Seat height 16.53 in
63 cm W x 86 cm D x 81 cm H; Seat height 42 cm

19.68 in W x 15.35 in D x 16.53 in H
50 cm W x 39 cm D x 42 cm H

These lounge chairs with footstools will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the items in the gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern, Other
Dealer Reference Number 20210656 + 20210740
Incollect Reference Number 474139
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