Designed during the height of the occupation of Holland when materials were at a premium, the first example of this form was created for Rietveld's long-standing client, Mrs Schröder. According to Vöge (op. cit.), only one other example, the present lot, was made. The application of a lattice of plywood straps to achieve the curvature of the back describes a strong graphic quality that is accentuated by the sharply angular statement of the arm supports, placing the chair as a unique variation within the designer's boldly stylistic narrative.