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Extraordinary pair of nickel framed Functionalist chairs by Bodafors


Extraordinary pair of late Art Deco / early Funkis/functionalist chairs in mahogany with nickel edging and sabots, crafted by Bodafors AB. Sweden, circa 1930. Each with metal tag “AB Svenska Mobelfabrikerna Bodafors" The nickel framing appears to have been cast, speaking to a very precise level of execution. Their quality and originality suggest they were custom commissioned by an architect or designer. The nickel framing catches light, appearing as if a drawing of the chair, and thus speaking to Surrealist trends in the decorative arts in the 1930s.


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  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent. Excellent condition with minor wear consistent with age, surfaces expertly restored, newly reupholstered in a striae horsehair fabric. .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 33 in. x W 19 in. x D 19 in.

    H 83.82 cm x W 48.26 cm x D 48.26 cm

  • Seat height
    18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number

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