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Pretzel Chair George Nelson

Early and Rare Pretzel sIDE Chair by George Nelson
By George Nelson
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early and Rare Pretzel sIDE Chair by George Nelson, c 1952,,, gREAT EXAMPLE, Iconic Design
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Plywood

Set of Four George Nelson ''Pretzel'' Armchair Made by ICF, Italy, 1984-1986
By ICF De Padova, George Nelson
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
model 5890, George Nelson later gave permission for ICF to make this chair for the Italian market, in
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Mid 20th MCM Mr. Chair Lounge Chair & Ottoman by George Mulhauser for Plycraft
By Plycraft, George Mulhauser
Located in Topeka, KS
Herman Miller to manufacture the George Nelson Office's Pretzel Chair attributed to John Pile in walnut
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Set of 4 Norman Cherner Directional Side Chairs Plycraft
By Norman Cherner, Plycraft, Directional
Located in Fraser, MI
for the Nelson Associates pretzel to be made on the new tooling. George Nelson having already a
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Vintage 1960s Chairs

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Chrome

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Early Version of the Rare Pretzel Chair by George Nelson
By George Nelson
Located in Munster, NRW
Beautifully kept early version of the Pretzel chair by George Nelson, designed in 1952.  
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Pretzel Chair with Armrests by George Nelson
By George Nelson
Located in Amsterdam, NL
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Pretzel Chair with Armrests by George Nelson
H 30.32 in W 26.78 in D 18.51 in
Rare Set of Four Pretzel Armchairs by Norman Cherner for Plycraft
By Lou App, Norman Cherner, Plycraft
Located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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Rare Prototype Armchair by Norman Cherner
By Norman Cherner
Located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
version of George Nelson's Pretzel Chair. One of only two known to exist. A few important notes about all
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Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
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Located in Atlanta, GA
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By George Nelson
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
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By George Nelson
Located in Cincinnati, OH
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Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
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By George Nelson
Located in San Francisco, CA
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George Nelson - Pretzel Chair, Pair
H 30.5 in W 26 in D 19 in
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Located in Pawtucket, RI
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George Nelson Pretzel Side Chair
H 30 in W 18.5 in D 18.5 in
George Nelson Pretzel Chair
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Highland, IN
This very rare and very important design by the George Nelson office was the result of Nelson
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Early George Nelson Bentwood "Pretzel" Arm Chair
By George Nelson
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
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Rare George Nelson Pretzel Chair for Herman Miller
Located in New York, NY
Rare design by Nelson for Herman Miller. Slender curvaceous bent wood arm rises from beneath the
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By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Dallas, TX
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The Pretzel Chair by George Nelson
The Pretzel Chair by George Nelson
H 30 in W 26 in D 18 in
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Located in Rockaway, NJ
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By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Peabody, MA
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Located in Highland, IN
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Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
George Nelson for Herman Miller a rare Pretzel chair made of bent laminated birch ply , seat pad
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Plycraft Walnut Plywood Swivel 'Mr. Chair' by George Mulhauser
By George Mulhauser, Plycraft
Located in Utrecht, NL
Plycraft of the famous and very shortly made 'Pretzel Chair' by George Miller. This Vintage chair can turn
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Mid-Century Modern 10 Pretzel Dining Chairs by Norman Cherner for Plycraft
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Stamford, CT
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Set of Four Cherner Chairs by Plycraft
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Highland, IN
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Set of Four Cherner Chairs by Plycraft
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H 31.25 in W 17 in D 19 in
Set of Four Walnut Cherner Side Chairs
By Norman Cherner
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of George Nelson's pretzel chair which was thought to be too fragile. Equally elegant, the
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By Norman Cherner, Plycraft
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NORMAN CHERNER VINTAGE ARMCHAIRS
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
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Located in San Antonio, TX
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Seldom Seen George Nelson Pretzel Chair
By George Nelson
Located in Phoenix, AZ
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Seldom Seen George Nelson Pretzel Chair
Seldom Seen George Nelson Pretzel Chair
H 29.25 in W 26 in D 17.5 in
George Nelson Pretzel Dining Chairs
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Atlanta, GA
Set of four rare model 5098 "Pretzel" dining chairs, designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller
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George Nelson Pretzel Dining Chairs
George Nelson Pretzel Dining Chairs
H 29 in W 19.5 in D 16 in
Early and Rare George Nelson Pretzel Chair, 1952 Sculpture
By George Nelson
Located in Buffalo, NY
Wonderful sculptural side chair. Pretzel designed in 1952 by George Nelson, amazing original finish
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Pair of Mid-Century Modern "Levinger" Chairs by Goldman Chair, Pretzel Chair
By Paul Goldman
Located in Toledo, OH
An iconic pair of "Pretzel" chairs by Goldman Chair with leather upholstery. The story behind the
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Norman Cherner Pretzel Arm Chairs for Plycraft in Custom Sunburst Finish, c.1958
By Plycraft, Norman Cherner
Located in Dallas, TX
the George Nelson Designed pretzel chair. The price is for the pair.   
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Original Pretzel Chair by George Nelson
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a beautifully kept original version of the pretzel chair by George Nelson, designed in 1952
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Pair of George Nelson Pretzel Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Rare pretzel chairs by George Nelson for Herman Miller.
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George Nelson Pretzel Chair for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Rare pretzel chair in great vintage condition some wear on arms but no major flaws very unique
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Rare Pretzel Armchair by George Nelson for Herman Miller, circa 1952
By George Nelson
Located in Saint Ouen, Île-de-France
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Pretzel Chair George Nelson For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal pretzel chair george nelson for your home. Each pretzel chair george nelson for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, birch and animal skin. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer pretzel chair george nelson, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A pretzel chair george nelson, designed in the Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made pretzel chair george nelson over the years, but those crafted by George Nelson and Herman Miller are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

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