Art Deco Silver Bentwood "Thonet" French Bistro Chair Charm Pendant
This tiny silver Bentwood "Thonet" French Bistro chair with rattan seat we just thought was so cute. It is circa 1920s-1940s.
The bentwood method of furniture making was developed by German-Austrian cabinet maker, Michael Thonet (1786-1871). After much experimentation, the skilled craftsman developed an entirely novel method of creating designs with wood by bending it with steam. His distinctive furniture designs were simple and graceful — and quite the departure from the heavy, carved designs of the past.
Thonet’s first successful and wildly popular bentwood chair, originally called Model No. 14 and dubbed the “chair of chairs,” was a first step in modern design and revolutionized industrial production. Its lightweight, minimalist design and economy of materials meant that it could be mass produced and exported to nations all over the world, earning Thonet a gold medal at the 1867 Paris World’s Fair. Before long, patrons in fashionable cafés across Europe were perched on bentwood.
The master craftsman and his sons opened several factories across Europe and began producing a variety of furniture styles all using the bentwood process. Their company, Gebrüder Thonet, changed hands, but their classic designs are still sold today.
This chair may be too small to sit on, but we feel it would still be charming thing to hang from a necklace or a bracelet!
Date & Origin 1920s-1940s, English
Era Art Deco (1920s-1930s)
Condition very good
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Art Deco Silver Bentwood "Thonet" French Bistro Chair Charm Pendant
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We can include a gift messages too - please add to your order note or send us an email.
Oh and do not worry, your secret is safe with us! We have very discreet packaging on the outside – we also do not want the postman to know the box he is carrying contains jewellery!
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