designed and executed by: Gebrüder Thonet, Vienna, 1904, model no. 511
bent beech stained to rosewood and polished, reupholstered with a new Viennese Secessionist fabric, excellent condition
chairs: H 99 cm, SH 47 cm, W 43 cm, D 41 cm
armchairs: H 104 cm, SH 48 cm, W 54 cm, D 58 cm
The pieces from the 511 series, which includes a desk, chairs, armchairs, a settee and a rocking chair, are amongst the most elegant Jugendstil furniture ever produced by Gebrüder Thonet. Even today it has not been possible to determine the designer. The most likely would be Marcel Kammerer. It was certainly not Josef Hoffmann since at this time he was accepting commissions from the competition: J. &. J. Kohn.
ref.: sales cat. Gebrüder Thonet, 1904, ill. p. 119; D. E. Ostergard (ed.), Bent Wood and Metal Furniture 1850–1946, 1987, p. 250, fig. 49 c; G. Renzi, Il mobile moderno, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn, Milan, 2008, p. 122 f