• Historical Design Reflects: Th auction at Christies

    Sale 2392

    Historical Design Reflects: The East 61st Street Years

    8 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 357

    LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE (1886-1969)

    A 'MR 534' CHROMED TUBULAR METAL AND CANVAS ARMCHAIR, DESIGNED 1927

    Price Realised  

    LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE (1886-1969)
    A 'MR 534' Chromed Tubular Metal and Canvas Armchair, designed 1927
    manufactured by Gebrüder Thonet, Vienna; with stained wood armrests
    31 1/8 in. (79.1 cm.) high


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    cf. C. Wilk, Thonet: 150 Years of Furniture, London, 1980, p. 106 for an illustration of a chair of this model.

    Provenance

    By repute, this chair was given by Bart van der Leck and his daughter in the late 1940s to their family doctor, then to the latter's widow.