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Pair of Mahogany Library Chairs by Kaare Klint

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'The English Chair'

Designed by Kaare Klint circa 1928 - 1930

Manufactured by Rud. Rasmussen Cabinetmakers (labels not present)

The frames of each chair in solid mahogany retaining a rich patina. Sides, seats & backs in replaced woven cane to the original pattern supporting the original shaped leathers cushions.


Gorm Harkær’s 2010 monograph discusses the origin of this de- sign: “Klint mentioned ‘the English chair ’on a postcard to Rigmor Andersen. During his travels he wrote from Paris, “Falck’s chair must be labelled as a copy of an old English chair, ” and there is rea- son for this. The easy chair with cane sides and back that Rud. Rasmussens Snedkerier had made for the exhibition was a copy of a fine old English chair owned by Gustav Falck that had been included in the Danish Museum of Art & Design’s 1928 exhibition of 18th century English furniture in Danish collections. The chair had been much admired, especially by Klint, and was made the subject of detailed studies. With Falck’s permission, Klint had had a number of copies made by Rud. Rasmussen Snedkerier. While the original was made of Cuban mahogany and had casters under the legs, Rud. Rasmussens made it from both this wood and other types... ” 


H 90cm x W 61cm x D 70cm
H 35½" x W 24¼" x D 27¾"

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