A rare J & J Kohn stunning early 20th Century bentwood rocking chair. The chair is usually attributed to an 1880 design by Michael Thonet, although competitors Thonet and Khon did collaborate from time to time.
Good wear and patina, the cane is in excellent order.
With its sinuous curves this chair became very popular in the 60s & 70s, it captured the free flowing graphics of the Flower Power Psychedelic era. Used for fashion and home interior photo shoots.
Good wear and patina, the cane is in excellent order. Vintage early 20th Century
Bentwood designs became ubiquitous as seating for cafés and gardens. Inexpensive, durable, light, and ideal for export because components could be assembled after shipping, pieces such as J. & J. Kohn's chairs became perfect symbols of the new industrial age. The bentwood process had been developed by Michael Thonet in the mid-nineteenth century in order to make appealing functional furniture efficiently and economically. In 1867 the manufacturer J. & J. Kohn became Thonet's chief competitor, opening factories in several international locations.
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