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Pair of Italian 1970s Brass X-Benches
Pair of 1970s Italian brass X-benches. Overall burnished unpolished solid brass X-base frame. Newly upholstered in Raoul textiles ice blue (light blue) wool fabric. Each bench retains “Made in Italy” sticker.
- CreatorMastercraft (Maker)
- DimensionsHeight: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)Width: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Depth: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)Seat Height: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
- Sold AsSet of 2
- StyleMid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
- Materials and Techniques
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1970s
- ConditionReupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Overall unpolished brass patina. Newly upholstered.
- Seller LocationStamford, CT
- Reference Number1stDibs: LU1860315400462
Shipping & Returns
- ShippingRates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.Ships From: New York, NY
- Return Policy
A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.
About the Maker
Compared to that other furniture-makers in historically minded Grand Rapids, Michigan, the work of Mastercraft seems positively flamboyant. The company was founded in 1947 by brothers Charles and William Doezema, who hailed from a long line of cabinetmakers. They went overseas during their service in World War II, and returned home with a plan to make furniture with cosmopolitan flair. Their firm specialized in chairs and case pieces that have modernized traditional forms, finished in exotic wood veneers such as amboyna, yew, burl and fruitwood, and trimmed in brass. Bureaus and credenzas often feature cabinet fronts with decorative brass details such as silhouettes of flowers and birds, or figures that resemble Chinese characters.In later years, Mastercraft created chairs and glass-topped coffee tables with brass frames. Some pieces included touches like the Greek key — a motif that appears in the decorative arts of both Asian and European antiquity. After Mastercraft was acquired by industry giant Baker Furniture in 1974, the company produced a large group of case pieces featuring applied brass plaques, acid-etched with semi-abstract forms by the German-born, Vancouver-based artist Bernhard Rohne.The latter are some of the most popular Mastercraft pieces, and like all the company’s wares range in price from about $2,000 to $12,000 depending on size, condition and the amount of decorative trim. As you will see on 1stDibs, Mastercraft furnishings made a bold but artful statement — perfect for lending a bit of dash and brawn to a contemporary decor.
About the Seller
Located in Stamford, CT
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