The chairs offered for sale here bear close resemblance to the chairs featuring on a drawing by Rietveld which is at the present at the Schröder Archief in the Centraal Museum, Utrecht. The drawing mentions that the furniture was designed for a patron in Surhuisterveen. It can therefore be assumed that these are the same chairs. The measurements of the chairs on this drawing relate very closely to those of the chairs in the present lot. The triangular strengthening supports below the seat do not seem to appear on the drawing, it seems they have been added later.
We are grateful to Marijke Küper of the Centraal Museum, Utrecht for her help in cataloguing this lot.