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THONET
SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM
THONET

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

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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
Provenance
John Sailer, Vienna.
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.

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Lot Essay

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.

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