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John Vesey Aluminum and Walnut Folding Directoire Bench, circa 1958

$7,300
$11,00033% Off

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Such an incredible rare example of precision design of the 1950s, by John Vesey Inc, this aluminum Classic Folding Bench in the Directoire style is in high-demand and sought after by collectors, interior designers and fine art galleries for very good reasons. The quality and precision craftsmanship of this foldable bench is simply incredible. Use it as a bench, stool, chair, and then fold it up, stow it away or take with you. It's size allows you to use it in smaller rooms and stow away in smaller closets or place it aside alongside a wall in a room. And the look and style of this piece is unmatchable. Such luxurious high-end design, excellent candidate for the designer who has a discriminating client who wants the best of the best. This elegant aluminium folding bench by John Vesey would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Post-Modern room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Consider using as a side chair, dining, cafe or breakfast table bench, bedside chair, fireside stool, dressing or changing room bench, hallway chair, entryway or mudroom chair, nursing or reading chair, or occasional chair ideal in virtually any setting. Literature: John Vesey, Inc., manufacturer's catalog, unpaginated. John Vesey (1924-1992) for John Vesey Inc. USA, c.1958 MEASUREMENTS: H 27.5" / W 27.5" / D 12" Seat Height: 17.5" CONDITION: Very good original example. Light to moderate surface scratches, scuffs and abrasions. No repairs or restorations found. Sturdy and structurally sound. Presents well and ready for immediate use.

Details

  • Creator
    John Vesey (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.5 in. (69.85 cm)Width: 27.5 in. (69.85 cm)Depth: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Seat Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1958
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good original example. Light to moderate surface scratches, scuffs and abrasions. No repairs or restorations found. Sturdy and structurally sound. Presents well and ready for immediate use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330220169842

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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Automaton is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples of designs from a large repertoire of such designers as Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Vladimir Kagan, Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jorge Zalszupin, Sergio Rodrigues and Giuseppe Scapinelli.

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