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Afra and Tobia Scarpa Model 121 Rosewood Side Chairs for Cassina, Signed

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This highly collectible and simply incredible pair of rust-orange colored saddle leather and Rosewood model 121 chairs are by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina. This particular pair is a perfect collectors set due to several reasons detailed below, circa 1965. This pair of #121 dining chairs by Afra and Tobia Scarpa are in incredible original condition, they appear to have been owned but not used for the many decades since they were made, perhaps they were displayed as sculptures of art instead of sat in as chairs. They are original production examples from the mid-late 1960s. And they both possess the original early production manufacturer and distributor label decals underside each example (Cassina made in Italy / made in Italy for ai Atelier International Limited). All of this alone makes them rare finds but then we can add in that they are the rare Rosewood variety which makes them even more rare and desirable and on top of it they are the very desirable and on-trend rust-orange colored saddle leather which is also in showroom condition. These have got to be the best examples out there from these early production years. Interior designers, get these for your most discriminating and hard to please collector client before someone else does. These model 121 Tobia & Afra Scarpa for Cassina chairs would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Danish modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Postmodern room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an Apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Consider using as side chairs, dining, cafe or breakfast table chairs, bedside chairs, fireside chairs, dressing or changing room chairs, hallway chairs, entryway or mudroom chairs, nursing or reading chairs, conference room chairs, office or desk chairs, guest chairs, lobby chairs, lounge chairs or occasional chairs ideal in virtually any setting. Literature: Repertorio 1950-1980, Gramigna, pg. 221 Measurements: H 31.75" x W 18.75" x D 22.5" Seat height 17.75" Seat depth 17.5".

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Excellent showroom condition. Ideal for collectors, this is an early "original" production example in well preserved like-new condition. See description for greater detail.
  • Dimensions
    H 31.75 in. x W 18.75 in. x D 22.5 in.H 80.65 cm x W 47.63 cm x D 57.15 cm
  • Seat Height
    17.75 in. (45.09 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU1330217820272
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This dealer is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples o...

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