• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 365

    A Dutch oak zigzag chair


    Price Realised  


    A Dutch oak zigzag chair
    Designed by Gerrit Rietveld for Metz & Co., 1932-1940
    Of zigzag form with angular armrests
    91 cm. high

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    The zigzag chair with armrest is a variant on the well-known model of the zigzag dining chair, which lacks these. The fauteuils were produced in small numbers, almost invariably by the firm Metz & Co.
    For further examples, see Peter Vöge, The complete Rietveld furniture, Rotterdam, 1993, pp. 86/87, no. 127; Marijke Küper and Ida van Zijl, Gerrit Th. Rietveld, the complete works, exhib. cat. Centraal Museum Utrecht, 1992, p. 146; and Petra Timmer, Metz & Co., de creatieve jaren, Rotterdam, 1995, p. 130, ill. 180.

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    From the Collection of ir. G. Boon (1921-2009).