8 December 2009
LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE (1886-1969)
A 'MR 534' Chromed Tubular Metal and Canvas Armchair, designed 1927
manufactured by Gebrüder Thonet, Vienna; with stained wood armrests
31 1/8 in. (79.1 cm.) high
By repute, this chair was given by Bart van der Leck and his daughter in the late 1940s to their family doctor, then to the latter's widow.
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cf. C. Wilk, Thonet: 150 Years of Furniture, London, 1980, p. 106 for an illustration of a chair of this model.
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