Mid Century Vintage East German Bartholomew Cocktail Chairs C1955 Mar19 10

Mid Century Vintage East German Bartholomew Cocktail Chairs C1955 Mar19 10


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This fantastic pair of mid century chairs were made in Germany sometime in the 1950s
we bought them in Hamburg last month.
I have been very lucky lately and have been able to buy quite a few pairs of exceptional cocktail chairs.

This very stylish pair of chairs are typical of the style and design from this post-war East German era of the mid 1950s.

The shape of the back flaring out from the bottom towards the top is the style known as a Bartholomew chair.
They are in great original condition.

They are a fantastic looking pair of mid century chairs.
It is all the original fabric typical of this period there is a little bit of fading of the fabric but it is even across the chairs.... the material has a sort of two tone quality which has a pink/wheat colour depending on which way you are looking at it!

Another nice design details is the Barcelona leg, they are splayed outwards,understated but a really effective way of lightening the whole chair.

They also have a big flare to the top of the back and a really deep curve which is not only comfortable but a real standout design feature this makes for a chair that is very easy to look at.

This style of chair are very fashionable at the moment, chairs from this period like these have become something of a style icon.

As they are at the moment, they are in original condition they have not been restored in any way.
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.
All of the wood is in good condition.

The fabric is in good condition.

They are a great shape and could be recovered in a more contemporary fabric if you so desire, but personally I feel they are perfect as they are.

Finally I will add that they are very comfortable.
the seat is sprung but firm and the shape of the back is very supportive.

Additional dimensions information:

Seat height - 43cm


W70.0 x H46.0 x D73.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture





Mid 20th Century


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