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Rare 1940s Rocking Chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara

US$10,000

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Rare 1940s Rocking chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara. This extremely rare and beautiful chair was fabricated in European birch by Keravan Puuteollisuus Oy, Finland, circa the late 1940s. This incredibly refined design is quintessentially Finnish. A second chair is available in a separate listing. The inspired work of Ilmari Tapiovaara has made him an increasingly valued midcentury Finnish designer by collectors in the know.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36.5 in. (92.71 cm)Width: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Depth: 41 in. (104.14 cm)Seat Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 1940s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Chair structurally sound and balanced. Some scuffs, dings, chips and wear as largely shown in the images and noted only for accuracy.
  • Seller Location
    Glendale, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: V9731stDibs: LU1447213920562

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  • Shipping
    US$599In-Home Delivery Shipping
    to United States 0,arrives in 3-8 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Glendale, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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