Description & Technical information

Designed and executed by: Gebrüder Thonet, Vienna, 1904, model no. 511

Surface professionally repolished, re-upholstered in very durable microfiber fabric, excellent condition.

The furniture pieces of the 511 series, which include a desk, chairs, armchairs, a settee and a rocking chair, are amongst the most elegant Jugendstil furniture produced by Gebrüder Thonet. Nevertheless, it has not yet been possible to determine their designer, although it is highly probable that it was Marcel Kammerer. They were certainly not designed by Josef Hoffmann, as he cooperated with Thonet’s competitor J. &. J. Kohn.

Date:  1904
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Austrian
Medium: Bent beech, dyed to rosewood
Dimensions: 99 x 43 x 41 cm (39 x 16⁷/₈ x 16¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private property, Germany 


Sales cat. Gebrüder Thonet, 1904, ill. p. 119; D. E. Ostergard (ed.), Bent Wood and Metal Furniture 1850–1946, 1987, p. 250, fig. 49  c; G. Renzi, Il mobile moderno, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn, Milan, 2008, p. 122 f

Categories: Furniture