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Thonet Tables

Austrian, German

For more than 180 years, Thonet — or Gebrüder Thonet — has produced elegant and durable tables and cabinets as well as chairs, stools and other seating that wholly blur the lines between art and design. Widely known as a trailblazer in the use of bentwood in furniture, the European manufacturer has reimagined the places in which we gather.

Noted for his skill in parquetry, German-Austrian company founder Michael Thonet received an invitation from Austrian Chancellor Prince Metternich to contribute Neo-Rococo interiors to the Liechtenstein City Palace in Vienna. The Boppard-born Thonet had honed his carpentry skills in his father’s workshop, where he carried out experiments with plywood and modified the Biedermeier chairs that populated the studio. 

Thonet’s work for the chancellor raised his profile, and the cabinetmaker gained international recognition, including at London’s Great Exhibition of 1851, which featured works created by members of the Arts and Crafts movement as well as industrial products of the day. Thonet showed a range of furniture at the fair and won the bronze medal for his bentwood chairs. He ​​incorporated his family’s company, the Thonet Brothers, with his sons in 1853

Bentwood furniture dates as far back as the Middle Ages, but it is the 19th-century cabinetmaker Thonet who is most often associated with this now-classic technique. Thonet in 1856 patented a method for bending solid wood through the use of steam, and from there, the bentwood look skyrocketed to furniture fame. The works of renowned mid-century modern designers such as Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen, and Charles and Ray Eames that put this technological advancement to use would not be as extensive or celebrated were it not for the efforts of the pioneering Thonet.

Considered the world’s oldest mass-produced chair, Michael Thonet’s ubiquitous Chair No. 14 demonstrated that his patented bentwood technology made it possible to efficiently produce furniture on an industrial scale. Now known as the 214, it won the German Sustainability Award Design for 2021, a recognition of the company’s commitment to environmentally responsible production.

Often called the Coffee House chair — the company’s first substantial order was for a Viennese coffeehouse — the No. 14 remains an icon. Thonet originally designed the chair in 1859, and it is considered the starting point for modern furniture.

The bentwood process opened doors — there were investments in machinery and new industrial processes, and the business began mass-producing furniture. By the end of the 1850s, there were additional Thonet workshops in Eastern Europe and hundreds of employees. Michael Thonet’s reputation attracted the attention of notable architects including Otto Wagner, Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The No. 14 was followed by the No. 18, or the Bistro chair, in 1867, and the 209, or the Architect’s chair, of which Le Corbusier was a fan. (The influential Swiss-French architect and designer used Thonet furniture in his Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau at the 1925 International Exposition of Decorative Arts in Paris.)

Thonet’s chair designs also appeared in artwork by Toulouse-Lautrec, John Sloan and Henri Matisse in his Interior with a Violin Case. The noteworthy Thonet rocking chair remains a marvel of construction — in the middle of the 19th century, Michael produced a series of rockers in which the different curved parts were integrated into fluid, sinuous wholes. Thanks to Thonet, the humble rocker acquired something unexpected: style. It was captured in the paintings of Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and James Tissot

Thonet is currently split into global divisions. Thonet Industries U.S.A. was acquired in 1987 by Shelby Williams and joined the CF Group in 1999, while the Thonet brand in Germany is owned by Thonet GmbH.

Find a collection of antique Thonet furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Thonet
First Edition Side Tables by Marcel Breuer for Thonet, Germany, 1930s
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Antwerp, BE
Nesting tables B9 by Marcel Breuer, a hallmark of Bauhaus design produced by Thonet. Crafted from chrome-plated tubular steel and sleek wooden panels, these tables exemplify Breuer's...
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1930s German Bauhaus Vintage Thonet Tables

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Aluminum

20th Century Czech Vintage Walnut Tea Cart - Serving Cocktail Table by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early 20th Century, vintage Czech Art Deco tea, bar cart made of hand crafted polished Walnut produced by Thonet, in good condition. The rectangular serving cocktail table is comp...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Thonet Tables

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Glass, Walnut

1960s Dining table, Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Neuss, NW
Classic extendable dining table by Thonet from the 1970s. High quality chromed tubular steel frame and table top with original coating in white. Quality Features: very good wor...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Steel

ART DECO walnut coffee table, Bohemia, 1930´s
By Thonet
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This ART DECO coffee table was made in the 1930s in the former Czechoslovakia. It is based on the original and almost classic design of Thonet, which also produced this type of table...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Thonet Tables

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Wood, Beech

Thonet music stand
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Thonet music stand in original vintage conditon.
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1910s Austrian Vienna Secession Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

FiNE VICTORIAN BENTWOOD THONET STAMPED DRESSING TABLE & HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE STOOL
By Thonet
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this sublime 19th century Victorian Thonet bentwood dressing table and height adjustable stool Please note...
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1880s European Victorian Antique Thonet Tables

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Mirror, Bentwood

Set of Four Mid Century Stacking Side Tables by Thonet after Aalto
By Alvar Aalto, Thonet
Located in New York, NY
Chic architectural set of four stacking side tables by Thonet, in the manner of Alvar Aalto. The tables feature black disk form tops, on three blonde finish bent plywood legs. All ...
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Mid-20th Century American Scandinavian Modern Thonet Tables

Materials

Wood, Plywood

Ralph Rye Table Group for Thonet Solid Elm Frame with Deep Brown Vinyl Top Mod
By Ralph Rye, Thonet
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
A classic minimal dining table or conference table designed by Ralph Rye Table Group for Thonet. Model 879.100 manufactured in 1977. Retains original Thonet Industries Inc. label on ...
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1970s Unknown Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Wood

Art Nouveau Nest Of 4 Tables By Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Petworth, GB
Art Nouveau nest of 4 stained beech bentwood tables By Thonet Circa 1900 Michael Thonet (1796-1871) perfected a new technique of bending solid wood during the 1850s, enabling mass production. His experiments and dedication to the craft enabled him to pioneer the steam bending...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Thonet Tables

Materials

Beech

Early 20th Century French Wood Patinated Console Tables By Thonet, a Pair
By Thonet
Located in High Point, NC
Step into a realm where vintage charm meets artisanal craftsmanship with this stunning pair of Early 20th Century French Wood Patinated Console Tables by Thonet. Each table stands as...
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Early 20th Century French Thonet Tables

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Wood

Oval bentwood table by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Oval bentwood table by Thonet in very good original condition.
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1920s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Vintage Thonet dining table by Marius Van Den Wildenberg
By Thonet
Located in PRAHA 5, CZ
High quality sturdy dining table designed by Dutch architect Marius van den Wildenberg for Thonet in 1988. Made of solid wood and chrome plated tubular steel. White laminated top. In...
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1980s German Post-Modern Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Rare 1990 Thonet Round Oval Extendable Dining Table
By Thonet
Located in Rümmingen, BW
Shipping Note: If your region or country is not listed under the shipping options, please contact us directly. This very rare extendable Thonet table is a classic 1990 Design. The T...
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Late 20th Century German Modern Thonet Tables

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Metal

Early Bauhaus "B21" Side Table Desk by Marcel Breuer Produced by Thonet, 1930s
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very rare and early Bauhaus "B21" desk / side table in black stained wood with chromed tubular steel base by Marcel Breuer produced by Thonet in Germany, 1930s. In good original cond...
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1930s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Steel

Mid Century "B27" Round Dining Table by Marcel Breuer Produced by Thonet, 1930s
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very rare and early "B27" mid century round dining table in black stained wood with chromed tubular steel base by Marcel Breuer produced by Thonet, 1930s. In good original condition....
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1930s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Steel

Mid Century "B12" Side Console Table by Marcel Breuer Produced by Thonet, 1930s
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very rare and early example of the "B12" mid century side console table in black stained wood with chromed tubular steel base by Marcel Breuer produced by Thonet, 1930s. In good orig...
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1930s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Tables

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Bauhaus side table B12 - Thonet
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in The Hague, NL
Rare Marcel Breuer Bauhaus side table B12 - Thonet. It's a family piece and it is marked -as you can see in the pictures- so the authenticity is guaranteed. A timeless design icon, which blends in many different interior styles. It has oxidation on the chrome plated steel and it is painted black. The construction still is really good. This is an outstanding opportunity to become the happy owner of an authentic Marcel Breuer B12...
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1930s German Bauhaus Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Steel

Art Deco Walnut Dining room set with Thonet chairs
By Thonet
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
Art deco dining room set made by Art deco walnut table with refined briar root top and four Thonet chairs "model Long John". All pieces have been restored by our professional ebani...
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1930s European Art Deco Vintage Thonet Tables

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Wicker, Walnut, Bentwood

Restored Art Deco Trolley, by Thonet, Oak, Glass, Veneer, Chrome, Czech, 1920s
By Thonet
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Restored Art Deco Trolley Source: Czech Period: 1920-1929 Made by influential Austrian furniture manufacturer Thonet. The chrome parts have been cleaned and professionally rest...
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1920s Czech Art Deco Vintage Thonet Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Bauhaus console table Model B12 by Marcel Breuer for Thonet, 1930s
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in EVERDINGEN, NL
A rare and iconic 1930s B12 console or side table, made from tubular steel and wood, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928. This model is no longer in production. The distinctive feature...
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1930s German Bauhaus Vintage Thonet Tables

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Steel

Rare Bauhaus dining table Thonet B 14 by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in PRAHA 5, CZ
The Thonet B 14 table, designed by Marcel Breuer, is a classic piece of furniture known for its innovative use of tubular steel and geometric forms. It features a square wooden top s...
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1930s Austrian Bauhaus Vintage Thonet Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Thonet Art Nouveau Nesting Tables Model 10, 1900s
By Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
Set of four bentwood Art Nouveau nesting tables by Thonet, labeled. Carefully restored with new handmade shellac finish.
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Thonet Tables

Materials

Bentwood

"Fledermaus" Table Josef Hoffmann Thonet ca. 1912
By Thonet, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Klosterneuburg, AT
Table model Fledermaus Josef Hoffmann Thonet ca. 1912 The Wiener Werkstatte experienced its most glamorous phase in the period around 1905. Many of the pieces created at that time w...
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1910s Austrian Jugendstil Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Bentwood plant stand by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Bentwood plant stand executed by Thonet circa 1920s in very good original condition. Diameter of the top is 28cm.
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1920s Austrian Vienna Secession Vintage Thonet Tables

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Beech, Bentwood

Rare triangle card table by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Rare triangle card table by Thonet in very good original condition.
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1910s Austrian Vienna Secession Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

19th century bentwood Thonet table
By Michael Thonet, Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
19th century bentwood Thonet table professionally stained and repolished.
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19th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Antique Thonet Tables

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Beech, Bentwood

Set of Two Side Tables designed by Wulf Schneider and Ulrich Böhm, Thonet, 1980s
By Ulrich Bohme, Wulf Schneider, Thonet
Located in Antwerp, BE
Set of two Thonet side tables designed by Wulf Schneider and Ulrich Böhme to match their S320 chair featured a steam bent wood front leg , inspired by Thonet’s long tradition of stea...
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1980s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Chrome

Thonet Side Table
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Thonet side table.
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Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Antique Thonet Tables

Materials

Bentwood

Italian modern extendable black and gold dining table by Thonet, 1990s
By Thonet
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern extendable black and gold dining table by Thonet, 1990s Round extendable dining table in black lacquered wood with matt fini...
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1990s Italian Modern Thonet Tables

Materials

Metal

Set of 4 Thonet chairs and table, Austria, first half of 20th century
By Thonet, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in SAN PIETRO MOSEZZO, NO
Rare dining set complete with 4 chairs and table marked Thonet, Austria, dating from the first half of the 19th century. The whole set bears trademark and registration number. The s...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Belle Époque Thonet Tables

Materials

Beech

Art Nouveau Sidetable by Thonet Brothers, Model 221 (Vienna, 1905)
By Thonet
Located in Wien, AT
Objekt: Kleintisch Entwurf: Gebrüder Thonet, Wien um 1905 Modell-Nummer: 221 (Nr. 9274 - französischer Katalog, Nr. 9171 - niederländ. Katalog) Ausführung: Gebrüder Thonet, Wien um 1...
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Early 1900s Austrian Jugendstil Antique Thonet Tables

Materials

Beech

Bauhaus Tubular Steel Desk by Bruno Weil for Thonet, Stained Wood, Germany, 1930
By Bruno Weil, Thonet
Located in Berlin, DE
Bauhaus tubular steel desk designed by Bruno Weil (Bèwè) and manufactured by Thonet, Germany, c. 1930
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1930s German Bauhaus Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Vintage flower Stand Thonet B 136 by Emile Guyot, 1930´s
By Thonet, Emile Guyot
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This functionalist vintage flower stand was designed by arch. Emile Guyot and made by Thonet in Central Europe in the 1930´s. It features an original chromed tubular steel tructure a...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Bauhaus Thonet Tables

Materials

Steel, Chrome

1950s Thonet Bent Birch Wood and Wood Grain Square Laminate Side / End Table
By Thonet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a 1950s Thonet bentwood side table with legs designed in a similar manner to that of Alvar Aalto. These tables are iconic...
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1950s American Modern Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Wood

Restored ArtDeco Trolley, By Thonet, Oak, Walnut, Revived Polish, Czech, 1930s
By Thonet
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Restored Art Deco Trolley Source: Czech Period: 1930-1939 Material: Walnut, oak Made by influential Austrian furniture manufacturer Thonet. The plates are removable and serve f...
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Walnut, Lacquer, Oak

Esstisch im Jugendstil von Otto Wagner (Modell 8051) für Thonet (Wien, um 1970)
By Otto Wagner, Thonet
Located in Wien, AT
Objekt: Esstisch Entwurf: Otto Wagner, Wien um 1900 Modell-Nummer: 8051 Ausführung: Thonet, Wien um 1960 Maße in cm (H x DM): 76 x 134 x 94 Material: Buchenbugholz Zustand: guter Ori...
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Late 20th Century Austrian Jugendstil Thonet Tables

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Beech, Bentwood

Art Nouveau Sidetable, Otto Wagner for Thonet Brothers, Type 8024 (Vienna, 1905)
By Otto Wagner, Thonet
Located in Wien, AT
Objekt: Kleintisch Entwurf: Otto Wagner, Wien um 1900 Modell-Nummer: 8024 Ausführung: Gebrüder Thonet, Wien um 1905 Maße in cm (H x DM): 77 x 66 Material: Buchenbugholz (ebonisiert u...
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Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Antique Thonet Tables

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Secession Thonet Coffee Table
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Secession Thonet coffee table in original vintage condition with signs of use.
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1920s Slovak Vienna Secession Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Beech

Plant Stand by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Plant Stand by Thonet in very good original condition with signs of usage.
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1940s Slovak Art Deco Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Bentwood

Art Nouveau Dressingtable from Thonet Brothers, Model 23045 (Vienna, 1910)
By Thonet
Located in Wien, AT
Objekt: Schminktisch Entwurf: Gebrüder Thonet, Wien um 1910 Modell-Nummer: 23045 Ausführung: Gebrüder Thonet, Wien um 1910 Maße in cm (H x B x T): 148 x 91 x 47 Material: Buchenbugho...
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1910s Austrian Jugendstil Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Brass

Thonet Table by Josef Hoffmann
By Thonet, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Thonet table by Josef Hoffmann in very good original condition with signs of use.
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1920s Austrian Vienna Secession Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Metal

Art Deco Pedestal by Thonet Debrecen
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Art deco pedestal by Thonet Debrecen.
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1930s Hungarian Art Deco Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Beech

Thonet Coffee Table
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Bentwood coffee table by Thonet in original vintage condition, wears slight scratches on the top.
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1910s Czech Vienna Secession Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Bentwood

Thonet Side Table
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Thonet side table professionally stained and repolished.
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1920s Slovak Art Deco Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Bentwood

Bauhaus Tubular Steel End Table With Drawer, Chromed Metal, Veneered Wood, 1930
By Thonet
Located in Berlin, DE
Bauhaus chrome plated tubular steel end table with one drawer. This table model T9 was designed and manufactured by Thonet, circa 1930 This ...
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2010s German Bauhaus Thonet Tables

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Lovely Pair of Bentwood Thonet Bar Stools + Cast Iron Cocktail Bar Top Table
By Thonet
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of Thonet Bentwood bar stools with tall cast iron bar table with gallery rail. A good lookin...
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Thonet Tables

Materials

Iron

Pierre Paulin & Thonet Desk with Drawer, Metal Teak & Formica, France Circa 1955
By Pierre Paulin, Thonet
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Desk with a single drawer designed by Pierre Paulin and manufacture by Thonet. France circa 1955 Black lacquered metal feet, teak veneer drawer on the right side and a teak venee...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Metal

Thonet Frères, Games Table, 1940
By Thonet
Located in Catonvielle, FR
Maison Thonet, Games table in curved and blackened beech, 1940. The square top is dressed in red felt, 4 token-holder drawers are arranged on the sides. Thonet label under the tray.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Beech

Secession Plant Table No.35 by Marcel Kammerer
By Marcel Kammerer, Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Secession plant table no.35 by Marcel Kammerer in very good original condition with signs of usage.
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1910s Austrian Vienna Secession Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Bentwood

Small Art Deco Thonet Table
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Small art deco Thonet table professionally stained and repolished.
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1930s Slovak Art Deco Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Bentwood

Secession Nesting Tables by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Secession nesting tables by Thonet professionally stained and repolished. Measures: 1. table 31 x 45 x 69cm 2. table 34,5 x 53 x 70cm 3. table 39 x 60,5 x 72cm.   
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Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Antique Thonet Tables

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Wood

Modernist Oakwood Thonet Table, circa 1930
By Thonet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table designed and manufactured by Thonet, circa 1930. Manufactured in Germany. In original condition, with minor wear consistent of age and use, preserving a beautiful patina, i...
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1930s German Art Nouveau Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Wood

Secession Plant Stand No.9537 by Otto Wagner for Thonet
By Otto Wagner, Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Secession plant stand no.9537 by Otto Wagner for Thonet professionally stained and repolished.
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1910s Slovak Vienna Secession Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Beech

Original Thonet Brass-Footed Bistro Table
By Thonet
Located in Port Chester, NY
A Thonet bistro table from France. This rectangular base is bentwood with terrific brass accents-base feet and center rail. The top, recently added...
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Early 20th Century French Thonet Tables

Materials

Bentwood

Early 'B287' Bauhaus writing desk by Bruno Weil for Thonet, ca. 1932
By Bruno Weil, Thonet
Located in Sittard, LI
Exceptional variant of the B287 writing desk designed by Bruno Weil (Wébé) and produced by Thonet, Austria ca. 1932. This tubular Bauhaus desk features orig...
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1930s Austrian Bauhaus Vintage Thonet Tables

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Brass, Chrome, Nickel

Secession Marble Coffee Table by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Office chair no.811 by Josef Hoffmann for Thonet.
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1910s Hungarian Vienna Secession Vintage Thonet Tables

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Marble

Bentwood Plant Stand by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Bentwood plant stand by Thonet professionally stained and repolished.
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1920s Czech Art Deco Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Bentwood

Bentwood Music Stand No.1 by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Bentwood music stand no.1 by Thonet professionally stained and repolished.  
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1910s Austrian Vienna Secession Vintage Thonet Tables

Materials

Bentwood

Thonet tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Thonet tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Thonet tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 87 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 1 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original tables by Thonet were created in the Art Deco style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider tables by Michael Thonet, Josef Hoffmann, and Jacob and Josef Kohn. Prices for Thonet tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $373 and can go as high as $20,905, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,851.

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Questions About Thonet Tables
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Thonet is a well known furniture company that was started by Michael Thonet in 1830 as he experimented with bentwood furniture. The brand is known for producing high-quality products with exquisite craftsmanship. Shop a collection of Thonet furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    A Thonet chair can be any chair developed by the furniture maker Thonet, which has been manufacturing furniture for more than 180 years. However, most people are referring to one designed by founder Gebrüder Thonet. It features a bentwood frame produced with a patent steam method that Thonet patented and a curved seat. Find a range of Thonet chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Perhaps the most significant thing about the Thonet chair was that it was the first chair to ever be shipped in parts with instructions that allowed the purchaser to assemble it themselves. As a result, the beech wood and rattan chairs could be mass produced and sold all over the world more easily. Shop a range of Thonet chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    An authentic Thonet chair will have the company’s name with a solid line underneath carved somewhere on the chair. The brand can also confirm the authenticity and age of a Thonet chair via its website. Shop a variety of authentic Thonet furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    A Thonet-style chair is a wooden chair that has a curvy, bent backrest, a round seat and subtly flared legs. The chairs get their name from the original manufacturer, Thonet, which produced chairs in the mid-century modern style in Europe during the 20th century. Shop a range of Thonet furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Michael Thonet is a German-Austrian furniture maker who designed the famed bentwood chair in 1830. His last name, Thonet, is pronounced “TOE-net,” but it’s commonly mispronounced “tho-NAY.” Shop a collection of vintage and modern Michael Thonet pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Thonet chairs are marked. You will usually find the brand's label on a tag or burned into the wood under the seat. On 1stDibs, you can shop a variety of expertly vetted Thonet furniture from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Whether or not Thonet chairs are stackable depends on their design. The bentwood chairs produced by the company do easily stack, but others like cantilever chairs do not. Find a range of Thonet chairs forms some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To identify a Thonet rocking chair, look for the company name. You will normally find it stamped directly onto the underside of the seat, arms or legs. You can find a collection of expertly vetted Thonet rocking chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    To tell if a Thonet chair is real, you can use Thonet's authenticity verification service. To take advantage of it, you will need to take many photographs of the chair from different angles and close-up images of markings and paper labels. You can learn more about the authentication process on the Thonet website. Shop a diverse assortment of Thonet chairs on 1stDibs.

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