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Pair of Rosewood Armchairs by Grete Jalk, Model 118 for France & Son, 1960s

$9,887.43per set

About

Very comfortable pair of astonishing rosewood lounge chairs by designer Grete Jalk, from the 1960s. One is stamped by Cado (previously known as France & Son) and another one is stamped by France & Son. Grete Juel Jalk was a Danish furniture designer born in Copenhagen in 1920, working at a time when women were a rarity in the design world.

Details

  • Creator
    France & Søn (Maker),Cado (Maker),Grete Jalk (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80 cm)Width: 31.11 in. (79 cm)Depth: 27.56 in. (70 cm)Seat Height: 16.93 in. (43 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Lisboa, PT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 07523/211stDibs: LU4727222659362

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    Ships From: Santarém, Portugal
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Maker

France & Søn

Danish manufacturer France & Søn is best known for its prolific output of elegant mid-century modern furnishings in teak and leather, yet its multinational beginnings took shape during the 1930s.After businessman Charles William Fearnley France (1897–1972) moved from his native England to Denmark in 1936, he began to operate a small mattress factory alongside his friend Eric Daverkosen, a Danish cabinetmaker, under the name France & Daverkosen. Shortly afterward, Daverkosen passed away, and when Denmark was invaded during the Second World War, Charles was captured and sent to a prison camp in Germany. When he was released, the British entrepreneur set out to produce furniture in the early 1950s, setting up a shop in Hillerød to manufacture the kind of sleek beech and teak goods that were gaining widespread acclaim around the world. In 1957, France’s son James joined the business, and the company changed its name to reflect the addition.Throughout the ’50s and ’60s, France & Søn produced a stunning array — and staggering quantity — of designs, with elegant modernist lounge chairs and armchairs, teak and rosewood dining tables and other furnishings by the likes of Finn Juhl, Grete Valk, Ole Wanscher, Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen all gracing its catalogues.Even as there was a focus on mass production at France & Søn — and the brand doesn’t quite enjoy the same renown as fellow mid-century Danish furniture makers such as Carl Hansen & Søn — Charles France believed in making quality furniture, and the company’s offerings evoke the warmth of the handcrafted work that is typically associated with Scandinavian modernism.In the 1960s, the company was bought by Danish designer Poul Cadovius, who folded it into the operations at CADO, a company he founded during the 1950s. Surviving examples of early work from the brand as well as modern icons by the likes of Verner Panton that followed in later years continue to be in demand.Find a collection of France & Søn furniture on 1stDibs.
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