Six William Doezema Biedermeier Dining Chairs for Mastercraft For Sale
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Six William Doezema Biedermeier Dining Chairs for Mastercraft

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Early work from Mastercraft, this set of six burled amboyna wood chairs are styled after Biedermeier. The seats are upholstered in a textured silk blend, cross hatch patterned fabric in off-white. The two arm chairs have an upholstered back and the four side chairs feature center brass finials in open backs.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960s
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
    Brass,Amboyna
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Excellent original condition.
  • Dimensions
    H 35.5 in. x W 20.5 in. x D 21 in.H 90.17 cm x W 52.07 cm x D 53.34 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Reference Number
    U12040684193794
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About Mastercraft (Designer)

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 these pages, Mastercraft furnishings made a bold but artful statement — perfect for lending a bit of dash and brawn to a contemporary decor.

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