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Pair of “Fauteuils de Paquebot” Chairs, France, 1950s

$9,500per set

About

These two so-called “boat or cruise chairs” (fauteuils de paquebot in French) are not only visually arresting, but also interesting thanks to their historical use. The chairs of this set are made of exotic wood and were used as deck chairs on boats around the midcentury. As most deck chairs on cruisers, these are also folding, a feature of practicality and functionality. The stand-out feature are the curved armrests that form a line with the back and front legs, creating a beautiful, flowing line. The square backrests, seats and legs balance out the armrests. This unusual silhouette is complemented by the cane work of the manufacturer that forms the folding seats and backrests. The combination of the exotic wood and cane create an understated, luxurious look. Thanks to the short legs and the foldability, these chairs are perfect to lounge in the sun, not only on a boat, but in any setting. The wood has a beautiful patina and the chairs emanate history to such a degree that the user can almost feel it. Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The wood has some scratches and marks. Dimensions: 24.72 in W x 33.70 in D x 32.51 in H, seat height 12 in 62.8 cm W x 85.6 cm D x 82.6 cm H, seat height 30.5 Shipping: These two chairs will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.52 in. (82.6 cm)Width: 24.73 in. (62.8 cm)Depth: 33.71 in. (85.6 cm)Seat Height: 12.01 in. (30.5 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. The wood has some scratches and marks.
  • Seller Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 202004571stDibs: LU2947323262032

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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