Rare Wing Chair No. 6541 – Gebrüder Thonet

Rare Thonet Wing Chair

Rare Thonet bentwood Wing Chair.

Lot No. 179
A rare armchair, Model No. 6541, Gebrüder Thonet,

Vienna/Bystritz, 1903/4, bent and stained beech, the upholstery replaced, with stamped Thonet factory mark,
height 113 cm, width 71 cm, depth 84 cm, height of seat 44 cm.

(DR) Provenance: from a villa in Prague.

Lit.: Thonet factory catalogue, 1904 – Thonet factory catalogue, 1911–1915, Vienna 1994, p. 113, no. 6541 – G. Renzi, Il mobile moderno, Milan 2008, p. 118, on Model Nos. 6541 and 6542.

“These armchairs are a rare case in which Gebrüder Thonet managed to be a step ahead of its competitor, Kohn, in the early years of the century. In May 1904, in the company magazine “Thonet Zentral Anzeiger”, two armchairs “with ears” were initially presented with catalogue numbers 1051 and 1052, later changed to 6541 and 6542. The two armchairs were manufactured in Bystritz and were placed on the market one year before Kohn’s 666 Model.” (G. Renzi)

Estimate EUR 2.000,- to 2.500,- (USD 2.850,- to 3.550,-)

Price Realized: EUR 5.625,- on November 22, 2011.

Via Dorotheum.

4 thoughts on “Rare Wing Chair No. 6541 – Gebrüder Thonet”

  1. I have a similar Thonet wing-back chair, with the difference being that the wood on mine is squared, as opposed to being round. Otherwise the styling is identical. It is a beautiful chair and and the lines to it!

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