Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


Modernist Oak and Rush Side Chair, Europe 1950s

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  • Description
    This European mid-century side chair carries with it the same beloved modernist characteristics applied to American, Scandinavian, and Italian mid-century design – simple, functional – inspired by traditional materials and styles.

    The design’s aesthetic is defined by the expertly woven rush panels and the sculpted details on the arms and front legs. The back and seat showcase the diagonal cross pattern commonly referred to as the “rush weave”. Not only is this technique outstandingly sturdy, it is beautiful as well, especially paired with the oaken frame. It also counters the sculpted, historic looking parts with its raw, organic rusticity. In a true mid-century modern manner, this chair is much more straightforward in construction and less pompous in nature than its forbearers, with clean, visible joinery and precise woodworking. Besides the carvings, there are subtle indents on the arms while the armrests have a pronounced curve that is repeated on the little “ears” on the top of the back. While there are numerous forms of decoration, the chair preserves its clean, clutter-free look. It is exactly this skill that European mid-century designers were in possession of, giving their work a timeless appeal.

    The skilled craftsmanship is evident making sure that this side chair is durable, sturdy, and functional, while the use of high-quality wood and rush make it a beautiful design heirloom.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The wood has some small marks and scratches.

    25.39 in W x 21.65 in D x 39.96 in H; Seat height 17.91 in; Arm height 27.95 in
    64.5 cm W x 55 cm D x 101.5 cm H; Seat height 45.5 cm; Arm height 71 cm

    This armchair will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Wood, Rush
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The wood has some small marks and scratches.
    Creation Date: 1950s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20231511
    Incollect Reference #: 626446
  • Dimensions
    W. 25.39 in; H. 39.96 in; D. 21.65 in;
    W. 64.5 cm; H. 101.5 cm; D. 55 cm;
    Seat H. 17.91 in; Arm H. 27.95 in;
    Seat H. 45.5 cm; Arm H. 71 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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