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Hans Wegner Wishbone Chairs Carl Hansen, Denmark, 1949


Very nice set of four so called Wishbone chairs model CH24 designed by Hans J. Wegner, manufactured by Carl Hansen & Son, Denmark, 1949. These nice early Wishbone chairs are in black painted beech and are in fantastic original condition with only very minimal wear due to age and usage. You would hardly believe these chairs are over 50 years old. Papercord seats are also still very nice and clean. Comfortable chairs and nice in a set of four. Shipping: Please contact us for affordable global shipping quotes, we ship from 35 Euro for small items up to 350 – 1000 Euro for larger items. We also provide express and white glove delivery services. Contact our shipping department for a non-binding shipping quote, you will get a response within 72 hours.


  • Dimensions

    H 28.75 in. x W 22.45 in. x D 17.33 in.

    H 73 cm x W 57 cm x D 44 cm

  • Seat height
    17.33 in. (44 cm)
  • Seller location
    Roosendaal, NL
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
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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.

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