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Antique Thonet Austria Wien CHILD'S Bentwood Cafe Bistro Chair Caned Seat+Back

£233.04 Buy It Now 16d, £564.68 Shipping, 30-Day Returns

Seller: ri2u (2,433) 100%, Location: Providence, Rhode Island, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 181914199291 Ri2u Store Increase traffic to your listing with Auctiva's FREE Scrolling Gallery. If you have an eye for fine Thonet bentwood chairs, then you know you’ve come across something special in this rare child’s size bentwood café chair! Made in the early 20th century in Vienna (Wien), Austria, it was already a global icon of chair design. As recounted on Thonet’s website, “With the invention of bentwood furniture, Michael Thonet laid the cornerstone of industrial production. He was born in 1796 in Boppard/Rhine, where he opened his own workshop in 1819. In 1842 Prince Metternich summoned him to Vienna. Together with his sons he founded a company in 1849; within a short amount of time it became globally successful and expanded rapidly. More than 865,000 bentwood chairs per year were produced in today's Czech Republic, Hungary, and Russia. Michael Thonet died in Vienna in 1871; his sons then took over the company. During the 1930s, Thonet was committed to the construction and technology of tubular steel furniture and quickly became the largest manufacturer in the world. World War II represented a harsh caesura: the plants in the eastern regions were disowned. The facility in Frankenberg (Germany), founded in 1889, has been the corporate headquarter and production site since then.” This beautifully preserved example of the Thonet café or bistro chair has a cane seat and back that are free of breaks or sagging. And most importantly is its diminutive size! It was either made as a child’s chair or as a small store display model. It measures 26.25” in height, 13.25” in width at the arms, 15.75” in width at the front legs, and 19.25” in depth from the front of the legs to the back of the backrest. The seat height is 12.25" from the ground. The underside of the seat is stamped either “89” or “68” into the wood, while there is a black “THONET AUSTRIA” stamp along with a maker’s label reading “THONET / WIEN.” This chair is in very good antique condition, with the typical wear and scuff marks to the bent wood typical of age and light use. We are listing this rare Thonet café chair as a buy it now, so act fast before it’s gone! ______________________We List Many Great Hand Picked New England Antique and Collectible Finds on eBay EVERY WEEK - AUCTION STYLE - ALWAYS STARTING AT $9.99 With NO RESERVE. Click on "Follow This Seller" in the top right Seller Information box to be kept updated. __________________Your Satisfaction is Our Highest Priority:We work hard to earn your Positive Feedback and 5-Star Rating on every transaction. If there is ever anything that would cause you to give us any lower rating, please contact us first and we'll gladly make things right! 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Hopefully eBay will fix this problem in the future but for now, your bid constitutes your acceptance of these terms. Returns: We will accept returns within fourteen days of your receipt of the item only if the item is materially misrepresented. All returns are made at the buyer's expense. *2015-1062-J* Condition: In very good antique condition, see full description., Color: Brown, Maker: THONET, Type: Chairs, Region of Origin: Austria, Age: 1900-1950, Original/Reproduction: Original, Material: Wood & Rattan

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