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Exquisite Pair of Modern Chinoiserie Greek Key Armchairs by Baker, circa 1960

$11,500per set


A stunning restored pair of modern chinoiserie style armchairs by Baker Furniture, circa 1960. Elegant, exceptionally constructed mahogany frame executed in black lacquer. Striking gold leaf inset back motif with stunning Greek Key arms. This rare low production design is routinely attributed to the esteemed Michael Taylor. Important chairs designed to highlight an important space. The unmistakable look of old money. Excellent restored condition. The frames have been professionally cleaned and re-lacquered. The original gold leaf accents have aged to absolute perfection. Expert custom upholstery in a beautiful neutral textured Larsen fabric. The arm height is 26.5 inches. Retains the maker mark. The price listed is for the pair. Expert custom upholstery service is available.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 24.75 in. (62.87 cm)Depth: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)Seat Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent Restored Condition. The frames have been professionally cleaned and re-lacquered. Gold Leaf accents have aged to absolute perfection. Stout, sturdy and built for heavy regular use. Expert custom upholstery in a stunning Larsen fabric.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1152214359222

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About the Manufacturer

Baker Furniture Company

Within a few decades of its launch, Baker Furniture Company evolved into one of the largest and most important furniture manufacturers in the United States, and became known for its high-quality production standards. Siebe Baker and business partner Henry Cook founded the original iteration of Baker Furniture Company in 1890 in Allegan, Michigan, after immigrating to the United States from the Netherlands. Allegan is a small town west of Grand Rapids, which, at that time was home to Widdicomb Furniture Co. and more and was known as America’s furniture capital. The company manufactured doors and interior moldings, and introduced a combination desk and bookcase in 1893. In the early 1900s, Siebe became sole owner of the business. Collaborations with many leading designers and artists of the time has made vintage Baker furniture one of the most consistently sought after heritage brands today. Among others, stage designer Joseph Urban and modernist designer Kem Weber contributed designs in the 1920s. In 1932, under the leadership of Siebe’s son, Hollis, who started at the company as a salesman but took the reins when his father passed in 1925, Baker Furniture introduced bedroom pieces and debuted its Manor House collection, which made reproductions of European furnishings available to the American market. (Hollis was an avid traveler and procured antiques overseas for the company to reproduce in the United States.) Soon, Baker Furniture Company moved to Holland, Michigan, and eventually opened showrooms in Grand Rapids and elsewhere. Pioneering Scandinavian designer Finn Juhl created a Danish modern line for Baker in 1951, and the company produced his award-winning Chieftain chair for a short time. In the late 1950s, Baker introduced the Milling Road label to reach a younger audience with stylish but less costly furnishings like console tables, walnut dining chairs and more, and in 1961, British furniture designer T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings introduced a modern neoclassical line at Baker. The 1960s and ’70s saw the introduction of historic reproduction furniture lines such as Woburn Abbey and the Historic Charleston collection, which remain very popular to this day. In 1990, Baker was licensed to produce a furniture line from Colonial Williamsburg. That same year, the Smithsonian Museum introduced Baker’s Chippendale chair into its permanent collection and the Grand Rapids Art Museum dedicated an exhibition to Baker’s 100-year anniversary, a showcase that included 150 pieces of furniture Siebe Baker had collected as part of a larger assortment that had served as inspiration for his designs. Today, vintage Baker furniture, such as its elegant mahogany nightstands and teak credenzas crafted by Finn Juhl, sees high demand online and elsewhere. The company continues to produce contemporary collections with well-known designers such as Bill Sofield, Barbara Barry and Kara Mann and remains on par with some of the highest quality furniture in the industry. Browse vintage armchairs, dining tables and more from the vast inventory of Baker Furniture at 1stDibs.
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