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    Sale 2149

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    26 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 3

    THONET

    A BENTWOOD AND CANE STOOL, NO. 51, CIRCA 1885

    Price Realised  

    THONET
    A Bentwood and Cane Stool, No. 51, circa 1885
    19 in. (48.3 cm.) high, 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) square
    with Thonet paper label


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    This design is attributed to August Thonet, the talented son of the firm's founder, Michael. cf. K. Mang, Thonet: Bugholzmöbel, Vienna, 1982, p. 77.
    A. von Gegesack, Das Thonetbuch, Munich, 1987, p. 13.
    C. Wilk, Thonet Bentwood & Other Furniture: The 1904 Illustrated Catalogue, New York, 1980, p. 42.

    Provenance

    John Sailer, Vienna.


    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM


    Exhibited

    "Form From Process--The Thonet Chair: an exhibition of historic bentwood furniture from the collection of John Sailer, Vienna," Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1967, cat. no. 27.
    The Austrian Cultural Institute, New York, 1969.