Antonio Volpe Udine/Josef Hoffmann (Attr.) "Egg" Black Rocking Chair, circa 1922

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Breathtaking as well as most elegant rocking chair:
Fine quality of bentwood manufacturing (black stained.)

beech wood/black stained/handwork of finest quality/refurbished by hand
This rocking chair has a support for feet as well as a backrest which are adjustable. The 'egg' chair is of very elegant rare shape (elliptic form type, made of bentwood / seat and backrest are made of original wickerwork.) The general construction of this rocking chair gives an advantage to swinging movement/simultaneously with this fact, we have to state that interaction of this chair's different parts, elliptic and vertical struttings, partially decorated with balls, evokes a gorgeous appearance.

Please note:
Model attributed to circle of

Josef Hoffmann (1870 / Czechia - 1956 / Vienna):
World-famous architect (for example Sanatorium in Purkersdorf / Lower Austria & Palais Stoclet in Brussels.)
Designer of interiours (for example: Cabaret Fledermaus) as well as of furniture pieces and objects of daily use.
1897: Josef Hoffmann was one of the founders of Viennese Secession he and J. M. Olbrich were the most important architects there.
1899 - 1937 Hoffmann was Professor at Viennese School of Applied Arts.
1912: Foundation of Austrian so-said Werkbund (J.Hoffmann was member of it until the year 1920.)

Bibliography referring to this rocking chair:
Daniele Baroni & Antonio D'Auria, Josef Hoffmann und die Wiener Werkstaette, Stuttgart (Germany) 1984, pages 104 / 105 (please take a look, too, to second picture we added here) /
Jiri Uhlir, Vom Wiener Stuhl zum Architektenmoebel (published by Boehlau - Vienna, Cologne, Weimar / 2009), pages 108-110.

manufactured by Antonio Volpe, Italy.
Società Anonima, Udine, made circa 1922-1930.

Original vintage furniture deriving from manufacturing period!

Measures (in normal / common position):
height: 41.34 inches
height of seat: 19.68 inches (at front side)
width: 28.74 inches
depth: 42.52 inches

In excellent condition (ready for use) !

Details

  • Of the Period
    Other
  • Place of Origin
    Italy
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1922-1930
  • Period
    1920-1929
  • Materials and Techniques
    Wood
  • Condition
    Excellent. READY FOR USE / there aren't any imperfections existing.
    Dimensions
    41.34 in. H x 28.74 in. W x 42.52 in. D
    105 cm H x 73 cm W x 108 cm D
  • Seat Height
    19.68 in. (50 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, Austria
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU101445912943
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