6 Pair Of Mid Century Vintage East German Cocktail Armchairs / Chairs May19 16

6 Pair Of Mid Century Vintage East German Cocktail Armchairs / Chairs May19 16

6 Pair Of Mid Century Vintage East German Cocktail Armchairs / Chairs May19 16


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For sale here is this great pair of vintage East German Bartholomew style cocktail Armchairs.
circa 1965.
all original.

This pair of armchairs were made in East Germany some time in the 1960s
we bought them in Leipzig last month.
They are in original and very good condition
and they are very comfortable too.

This style of cocktail chair was first made in the 1950s but I feel that this particular pair were made sometime around 1965.

The term "Bartholomew" cocktail chair
refers to the shape of the back where it flares outwards from the seat to the top.
Another nice design feature is the Barcelona leg, slim and tapering they splay outwards,
a simple thing but they help to lift and lighten the feel of the chair
as well as being designed to be stronger than a straight leg.

They have their original material and the wood on the arms and legs is in very good condition which is a mid-brown honey colour there is a spring system of 24+ springs in the seat.

This style of chair "Bartholomew Cocktail" are very fashionable at the moment, chairs from this period like these have become something of a style icon. so much so they are being reproduced more than any other style at the moment.

They are a great looking pair of chairs I would bring a lot of style to any room in the house.

The frames are very strong and sturdy and there is no damage to the main structure of the chairs, no woodworm, no wobbly arms or legs, the colour of the wood on the arms and legs is a warm honey colour.

Overall they are in good condition, the upholstery is in good and clean condition I have not cleaned them I did not think it was necessary.

Obviously they are 50+ years old so there are some signs of age please check all photographs clearly.

Dimensions (approx)
Height -78cm
width- 67cm
Depth- 75cm
Seat height - 40cm

Additional dimensions information:

Seat height - 40cm


W67.0 x H78.0 x D75.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture



Mid 20th Century


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