Ernest Race BA23 chairs

Ernest Race Set of five BA23 aluminium chairs. Circa 1945-64.

The BA23 was one of the first mass-produced, cast aluminium chairs in the world – Over 250,000 were manufactured.
Wood was scarce in 1945 and the British Government encouraged manufacturers to use new materials that were more available – like aluminium – which was plentiful due to the decommissioning of weapons and aircraft. It was an immediate success, becoming the showpiece of the ‘Britain Can Make It’ exhibition of 1946.

The chairs are in original condition with definite signs of age and use.

1600.00 euro

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Two Mid-century Dutch Abstract Expressionist Bronze Sculptures

Wim Rijvers (Netherlands, 1927-2010)

Two c20th bronze abstract expressionist sculptures by established Dutch/Belgian sculptor Wim Rijvers. One is monogrammed by the artist and dated 1980; the other one is believed to have been made a year earlier in 1979.

2200.00 euro (each)

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Gunnar Daan prototype high chair. 1960s

Gunnar Daan (Dutch 1939-2016)

Midcentury plywood prototype chair by Dutch architect Gunnar Daan (1939-2016)
This child’s high chair is believed to be a prototype for the later high chair produced by Metz & Co in 1966. The design was conceived by Daan for his own children and was to be manufactured from a single sheet of plywood with as little wastage as possible.

1150.00 euro

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Gerrit Rietveld Crate Chairs

Pair of 1970s Crate chairs manufactured by Gerard A. van de Groenekan. (Both with burnished marks to the underside). These particular chairs were commissioned by the original owner.

They are in superb condition; both having their original thin milky white waxed surfaces.

PoA.

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Paul McCobb (USA 1917-69)

Circular low table. Teak wood and steel.

Dia.90cm; Height 38cm

This table was designed as part of a range of simple mahogany wood and steel tables. They were retailed by Metz & Co., in Amsterdam (image 3). The table has a light grey painted finish which we presume is original. The brochure in image 2 shows the tables with a natural wood finish – Although the Metz & Co., image (image 3) shows one of the tables with a painted finish.

In the book ‘Metz & Co.: The Creative Years’ by Petra Timmer, the author elaborates on the relationship between Metz & Co and the American artist Paul McCobb:

Henk de Leeuw had met the interior designer Paul McCobb in America and had discovered the same refined lines and distinction in his furniture as Penaat’s work. De Leeuw agreed with him that Metz would take his designs into production exclusively for the Netherlands, an appointment that was also made with Ponti, Pagani, Albini, Robin Day and the Danish Peter Hvidt, among others. In 1958 a separate exhibition was dedicated to McCobb’s furniture…”

1375.00 euro

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Jan van Grunsven (Dutch c20th)

This Scissor sofa was designed by architect Jan van Grunsven in 1959 and was produced by UMS/Pastoe in Utrecht. It has laminated layers of plywood and the original grey-brown wool upholstery and Dunlop foam. Van Grunsven worked as an architect in Gerrit Rietveld’s studio during the 1950s -1960s.

1350.00 euro

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