Unique Set of Solid Mahogany Church Seats by Dutch Architect Harry Nefkens, 1963 For Sale
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Unique Set of Solid Mahogany Church Seats by Dutch Architect Harry Nefkens, 1963


This unique one of a kind set of solid mahogany seats comes from a Church by Dutch Architect Harry Nefkens build in 1963 in Bergen op Zoom Nefkens was clearly inspired by the works of American architect Frank Loyd Wright and created a few fine examples in The Netherlands. His Catholic Sint Bavo church build in 1958 in Rotterdam is in my opinion his best example with a beautiful composition of glass (see image 3). In 1960 he was commissioned to build a church in the city of Bergen op Zoom but his creation was too modern and was rejected by the bisdom, however it got approved and build in 1963 (see image 5). The interior and seating of this church was like Frank Loyd Wright commissioned to local carpenters and made out of solid mahogany wood. They have a very minimal but striking design. This rare set of seats was used in front of the church benches by priests and high placed Catholic guests and comes from the "Goddelijke Voorzienigheid" church in Bergen op Zoom. Dimensions stools depth 36.5cm x width 50cm x height 44.5cm. The dimensions of the other pair with backrest is listed below. Publications: H. Nefkens - De concretisering van een filosofie 1947-1987, Rotterdam 1987; 1947-1998 een uitstraling van jongensachtig optimisme. 50 jaar Architecten Bureau Ir. Harry Nefkens BV, Rotterdam 1998.


  • Condition Details
    Good original condition with user wear consistent with age and use
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 24.02 in. x W 21.66 in. x D 19.3 in.H 61 cm x W 55 cm x D 49 cm
  • Seat Height
    17.72 in. (45 cm)
  • Seller Location
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Reference Number
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