Seller: barrie5757 (721) 100%, Location: cambridge, Ships to: GB, Item: 252478913989 Product Type: cocktail chairs, Original/Reproduction: Original, Age: Post-1950, Material: Beech, CustomTag_0: DELIVERY £60 7-21 DAYS OR YOU COLLECT, Details: For sale here is this great vintage East German 1950s Bartholomew cocktail chair. DESCRIPTION,This fantastic mid century chair was made in East Germany sometime in the 1950swe bought them in Leipzig last month. This very stylish chair are typical of the style and design from this post-war East German era of the mid 1950s. The shape of the back flaring out from the bottom towards the top is the style known as a Bartholomew chair. It is in great condition. It is a fantastic looking chair it is upholstered in brown jumbo chord which I imagine was done 10/15 years ago. It is a very desirable shape with the scalloped back, Another nice design details is the Barcelona leg, they are splayed outwards,understated but a really effective way of lightening the whole chair. They also have a big flare to the top of the back and a really deep curve which is not only comfortable but a real standout design feature. This along with the scallop shape to the back makes for chair that is very easy to look at.They are also makes them very comfortable to sit in if sit slightly sideways on you can use the back as an armrest as well as the back rest. This style of chair are very fashionable at the moment, chairs from this period like these have become something of a style icon. so much so they are being reproduced more than any other style at the moment and most websites are asking £500 plus for the reproductions which don't have any of the charm these original ones do. CONDITION.The frames are very strong and sturdy and there is no damage to the main structure of the chairs, no woodworm, no wobbly arms or legs. All of the wood is in good condition, the colour of the wood on the arms is a warm honey colour. The fabric is in good condition. They are a great shape and could be recovered in a more contemporary fabric if you so desire. Finally I will add that they are very comfortable. the seat is sprung but firm and the shape of the back is very supportive. This chair in a good London mid century shop would be £500 + I know that because I supply a lot of them. have a look at this link http://www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk/upcycled-1950s-bartholomew-cocktail-chair---citrus-orange-underground-velvet-27925-p.asp So here is your chance to buy a pair of great chairs at a trade price. Dimensions (approx)Height -74cmwidth- 63cmDepth- 74cmSeat height - 43cm DELIVERYThe best thing to do about delivery/collection is to call us first on 07941 314950 ASK FOR BARRIEWe live in Leicester but my warehouse is in Cambridge and are very happy for the buyer to collect from either,OR once a month near the end of the month we deliver to within a 60 mile radius for approximately £60. OR you can try Paul at PH couriers on 07760 255392. He is an independent eBay furniture courier who we can highly recommend(approx £50) If you have any questions about this or any other item please do not hesitate to call on (07941) 314950.