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John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson, Slipper Chairs, Cane, Walnut, 1950

US$9,500

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A pair of walnut lounge chairs with original cane or rattan braided backs and fabric cushions reupholstered in beige velvet. Designed by John Lubberts & Lambert Mulder for Tomlinson collection, America, circa 1950. Other American designers of the era include Edward Wormley, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Harvey Probber, Tommi Parzinger, and Paul Frankl.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.4 in. (72.14 cm)Width: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Depth: 22.8 in. (57.92 cm)Seat Height: 15.8 in. (40.14 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Wood is lightly restored. seats reupholstered. Repair top of backrest on one chair, illustrated in last image. Structurally sound and ready for use.
  • Seller Location
    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3228114955711

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    Ships From: West Palm Beach, FL
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About the Manufacturer

Tomlinson

Pay a visit to the town of High Point, North Carolina — long the capital of American-made furniture — and, from nearly any location in the city, you’ll see a tall smokestack bearing the name Tomlinson. It’s a name with deep roots there: In 1901, Sidney Halstead Tomlinson, Sr., and his brother founded the Tomlinson Chair Manufacturing Co., producing adaptations of 19th-century European antiques for an enthusiastic American audience. Later the Tomlinson Furniture Company grew rapidly over the ensuing decades, becoming a significant contributor to High Point’s thriving manufacturing economy.

Although Tomlinson began with a focus on antique-style furniture, by the middle of the century the company had adopted aesthetics from the modern style that was rapidly growing in popularity around the world.

Throughout the 1950s and 60s, Tomlinson Furniture produced coffee tables, storage cabinets and seating in the low-slung, sleek silhouettes that were typically characteristic of what we now know as mid-century modern designs. Working with designers like John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder, the company experimented with materials like woven cane and unique styles such as neoclassical lounge chairs in cherrywood that were seen as thoughtful modern interpretations of Biedermeier furniture.

During the mid-1950s, Tomlinson Furniture introduced its dramatic and decorative Sophisticate line, a collection of case pieces, seating, tables and more, available in a variety of woods. Today, designs that originated in the collection, such as its pecan-framed chairs with seats and backs of woven leather straps, are increasingly sought after by collectors.

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