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2 and 3 Seat Mohair 'CALIFORNIA' Sofas by Jacques Charpentier, Paris, 1970

$20,000per set


Superb and exclusive two and three seat mohair 'CALIFORNIA' sofas freshly reupholstered in beautiful mohair fabric with inset stainless steel bases by Parisian high society designer Jacques Charpentier. The 'Californian' model sofas and lounge chairs by Charpentier were retailed through the exclusive Galerie 'FLAT' in Paris from 1970 and were published in several important French design journals of the period. Please see list of literature at bottom of page. These wonderful sofas have just been restored in our inhouse upholstery shop, both sofas have been stripped right back to their bare wood frames and have new high quality seat support and backrest support webbing installed, we then fitted brand new high quality foam throughout and finished the sofas in a beautiful high quality mohair fabric. The backrest and seat cushions are also extremely practical in that the fabric covers have zippers so the internal foam can easily be changed over time without destroying the fabric covers. Dimensions (Please note the measurements listed in the main measurements area of the listing are for the 3 seat sofa only) : : 3 seat sofa : Length 83.5 inches or 212 cm ; Depth 35.82 inches or 91 cm ; Seating height 13.8 inches or 35cm ; total height 27.95 inches or 71 cm 2 seat sofa : Length 55.5 inches or 141cm ; Depth 35.82 inches or 91cm ; Seating height 13.8 inches or 35cm ; Total height 27.95 inches or 71cm Please note We have noticed that currently there are many mid end, average quality, French lounge chairs and sofas with steel bases by manufacturer's such as Roche Bobois which are currently being falsely attributed to the high end and exclusive work of Jacques Charpentier - these sofas are the rare real deal. Literature :- MAISON ET JARDIN, July 1970, page 36 (illustrates both lounge chair in profile and a sofa) LA MAISON FRANCAISE, April 1971, unpaginated, double page galerie FLAT advertisement illustrating 3 seat sofa, please see image 10 MAISON ET JARDIN, April 1972, illustrates the interior of the galerie FLAT in Paris, where both the sofas and lounge chairs are visible


  • Creator
    Jacques Charpentier (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.96 in. (71 cm)Width: 83.47 in. (212 cm)Depth: 35.83 in. (91 cm)Seat Height: 13.78 in. (35 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Restored upholstery, new high quality buttoned mohair fabric, new high quality foam, new seat and backrest support webbing all as per the orignal specifications.
  • Seller Location
    bergen op zoom, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU930123872622

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