Early Classic Chair by Hans Wegner For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 9 images

Early Classic Chair by Hans Wegner

About

Iconic Hans Wegner Classic chair manufactured by Johannes Hansen in teak with caned seat.

Details

  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 30 in. x W 24.5 in. x D 20.5 in.H 76.2 cm x W 62.23 cm x D 52.07 cm
  • Seller Location
    Pawtucket, RI
  • Reference Number
    LU90991027670
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with the seller on your behalf to ensure you're satisfied with the resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Hans J. Wegner (Designer)

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables — Hans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made "Danish Modern" a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century.


     Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. Like his peers Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl, Wegner believed that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic.


     In keeping with that tenet, several of Wegner’s best chair designs, seen in dealer listings below, have their roots in traditional seating forms. The “Peacock chair” (designed 1947) is a throne-like adaptation of the Windsor chair; pieces from the “China chair” series (begun in 1944) as well as the 1949 “Wishbone chair,” with its distinctive Y-shaped back splat, are derived from 17th-century Ming seating pieces, as is the upholstered “Ox chair” (1960). Wegner’s comfy “Papa Bear chair” (1951) is an almost surreally re-scaled English wingback chair.


     Wegner’s most representative piece, the “Round chair” (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. That chair, along with Wegner’s more bravura designs, for example the 1963 “Shell chair,” with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room. Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material — wood — and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Recognized
1stdibs seller since 2011
Located in Pawtucket, RI
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Pair of Hans Wegner Lounge Chairs for Johannes ...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Very rare and well-constructed pair of Wegner lounge chairs in chrome-plated steel with original saddle leather, circa 1970. Documented in Hans J. Wegner's 100 Chairs, Oda, pg. 191. ...

Hans Wegner Ox Chair

By Hans J. Wegner
$17,600
Hans Wegner Ox Chair
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Club Chairs
Leather, Steel
Hans Wegner Ox chair in rare blue leather. Designed in 1960, the Ox chair was originally produced by A.P. Stolen, but only until 1962 due to technical and market problems. It remaine...
Hans Wegner Rosewood "President" Cabinet
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas
Rosewood, Oak, Steel
Expressively grained rosewood cabinet features two tamboured doors concealing a soaped oak interior with three compartments with four drawers and two adjustable shelves. Steel legs w...
Hans Wegner for Mikael Laursen ML-33 Rocking Chair
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chairs
Early Wegner Rocker in oak with new black leather. This chair is Hans Wegner's first rocking chair design, collaborating with Mikael Laursen in the mid 40's.
You May Also Like

Hans J Wegner Round Chair

By Johannes Hansen
$3,500
Hans J Wegner Round Chair
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Known simply as "The Chair," this iconic armchair was designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1949. Patinaed Danish oak frame has been gently restored, and the current velvet seat is plush and...

Hans Wegner Sawbuck Chair

By Hans J. Wegner
$5,800
Hans Wegner Sawbuck Chair
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Oak, Leather
A Danish oak and leather armchair. Designed by Hans Wegner Name - Sawbuck Chair Model Number - CH-28 armchair was designed by Hans Wegner in 1951 and was one of the first f...

Hans Wegner Round Chairs

By Johannes Hansen
$9,134 / set
Hans Wegner Round Chairs
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Pair of round chair in oak designed by Hans Wegner for cabinet maker Johannes Hansen, Denmark. Fabulous quality, details and ultra elegant design. This examples with new analine leat...

Round Chair by Hans Wegner

By Johannes Hansen
$4,500
Round Chair by Hans Wegner
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
Round chair in teak with cane by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hansen.
Hans Wegner "The Chair" Hans Model JH 501
Johannes Andersen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Cane, Oak
This is the Hans Wegner model #JH-501 known as "The Chair." It’s made of oak and looks to be circa 1949. The chair has been lovingly and expertly re-caned. A truly timeless beauty. T...
Hans Wegner "The Chair" Hans Model JH 501
Johannes Andersen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Cane, Oak
One Hans Wegner chair model # JH 501 in oak. Vintage circa 1949. Newly re-caned by premiere Chicagoland restorer. An absolute iconic design.  

Pair of Hans J. Wegner Chinese Chairs

By Fritz Hansen
$5,570 / set
Pair of Hans J. Wegner Chinese Chairs
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Cherry
A pair of Hans J. Wegner 'China Chair', 1944. Executed by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1972. Stained cherrywood and leather cushions.  
Hans Wegner “China Chair” in Cherry
Fritz Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Cherry
“China Chair” by Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen. This is in cherry and the loose cushions are in patinated natural leather. Probably the most comfortable chairs you can find. A fantast...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries