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Mastercraft Chairs

Compared to that other furniture-makers in historically minded Grand Rapids, Michigan, the work of Mastercraft seems positively flamboyant. The company was founded in 1947 by brothers Charles and William Doezema, who hailed from a long line of cabinetmakers. They went overseas during their service in World War II, and returned home with a plan to make furniture with cosmopolitan flair. Their firm specialized in chairs and case pieces that have modernized traditional forms, finished in exotic wood veneers such as amboyna, yew, burl and fruitwood, and trimmed in brass. Bureaus and credenzas often feature cabinet fronts with decorative brass details such as silhouettes of flowers and birds, or figures that resemble Chinese characters.

In later years, Mastercraft created chairs and glass-topped coffee tables with brass frames. Some pieces included touches like the Greek key — a motif that appears in the decorative arts of both Asian and European antiquity. After Mastercraft was acquired by industry giant Baker Furniture in 1974, the company produced a large group of case pieces featuring applied brass plaques, acid-etched with semi-abstract forms by the German-born, Vancouver-based artist Bernhard Rohne.

The latter are some of the most popular Mastercraft pieces, and like all the company’s wares range in price from about $2,000 to $12,000 depending on size, condition and the amount of decorative trim. As you will see on 1stDibs, Mastercraft furnishings made a bold but artful statement — perfect for lending a bit of dash and brawn to a contemporary decor.

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Creator: Mastercraft
Brass and Purple Mohair Greek Key Lounge Chair by Mastercraft
By Mastercraft
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Glamorous 1970’s polish brass greek key lounge chair by Mastercraft. Newly recovered with a soft purple mohair. The frame is in original condition, so it shows minor wear consiste...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Mastercraft Chairs

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Set of Six Amboyna Wood Dining Chairs by William Doezema for Mastercraft
By William Doezema, Mastercraft
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by William Doezema, a cofounder of Mastercraft, this striking set includes two armchairs and four armless dining chairs. The chairs are constructed of beautiful dark amboyna...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Mastercraft Chairs

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Brass

Set of 8 Mastercraft Silk Velvet Dining Chairs
By Mastercraft
Located in Houston, TX
Set of 8 vintage Mastercraft Neoclassical style dining chairs. These ebonized chairs with bronze sabots have been newly modified and professionally upholstered in a Champagne Donghia...
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20th Century Neoclassical Mastercraft Chairs

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Brass

1960s Mastercraft Brass Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Mastercraft
Located in Raleigh, NC
An outstanding set of six Hollywood Regency dining chairs by Mastercraft. These have new velvet upholstery with antiqued brass frames which show their age and use. Could be polished ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mastercraft Chairs

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Brass

"The Imperial Chair" Set of Eight by Weiman/Warren Lloyd for Mastercraft
By Mastercraft
Located in Dallas, TX
Set your interior space up for drama and infuse style into your dining room with this gorgeous set of classically styled modern dining chairs. Known as the 'Imperial Chair' series mo...
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1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage Mastercraft Chairs

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Brass

Mastercraft Mid Century Elm and Brass Dining Chairs - Set of 8
By Mastercraft
Located in Countryside, IL
Mastercraft Mid Century Elm and Brass Dining Chairs - Set of 8 Each armless chair measures: 19 wide x 26 deep x 42 high, with a seat height of 18 inches Each captains chair measures...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mastercraft Chairs

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Brass

A Pair of Brass Greek Key Chairs Designed by Bernhard Rohne for Master Craft
By Mastercraft, Bernhard Rohne
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This is a gorgeous pair or original Mastercraft Greek Key arm dining chairs designed by Bernard Rohne. The original fabric is a deep burnt orange, both the seats and backs are tufted...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Mastercraft Chairs

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Mastercraft Black and Brass Chairs, a Pair
By Mastercraft
Located in Wichita, KS
Hollywood Regency style dining chairs by Mastercraft. These sleek Mid-Century Modern sculptural arm chairs have unique sloped arm rests, curved back rests, original black lacquer woo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mastercraft Chairs

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Brass

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Mastercraft chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Mastercraft chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Mastercraft collection of chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 8 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original chairs by Mastercraft were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in United States during the 20th Century. Many customers also consider chairs by Design Institute America, Laverne International, and Drexel. Prices for Mastercraft chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,200 and tops out at $28,500, while pieces like these can sell for $3,850 on average.

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