Michael Thonet - Chair - Wood

Michael Thonet - Chair - Wood
Austria - Late 19th century

The chair is in good condition, especially considering the age. Please see the minor signs of use in the pictures.
As visible in the pictures you can find two Thonet emblems on the bottom part.

The chair seems to be from the very early years when Thonet started making chairs. (1850-1870)

The No. 14 chair is the most famous chair made by the Thonet chair company. Also known as the bistro chair, it was designed by Michael Thonet and introduced in 1859, becoming the world's first mass-produced item of furniture. It is made using a unique steam-bending technology, known as bentwood, that required years to perfect. With its affordable price and simple design, it became one of the best-selling chairs ever made. Some 50 million No. 14s were sold between 1859 and 1930, and millions more have been sold since.[

Lot details
Designer/ Artist
Michael Thonet
Estimated Period
Late 19th century
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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