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Antique armchair model 714, Otto Wagner / Gustav Siegel for J&J Kohn ca 1900

Armchair 714 was the first model to use the "quadrangular section" in the so-called modern chair. This is the first version with the "saddle seat" of bent plywood as it was presented in the supplement of the Kohn catalogue of 1903. The rectangular cut-outs in the backrest show an early shift from art nouveau and Viennese Secssionism towards modernist geometry. The design of model 714 has been attributed to Otto Wagner as well as Gustav Siegel.

This chair still has its original patina, which I personally like a lot. On the bottom it has some old replaccements for the screws. The remains of the label are still visible under the seat. On the back of the backrest a mysterious little shield is pressed into it, marked "K".

After about 120 years the chair is still sturdy and maybe more beautiful then ever

  • Designer

    Otto Wagner / Gustav Siegel
  • Manufacturer

    J&J Kohn
  • Year of design

    ca 1900
  • Country

  • Materials

    Bent beech wood
  • Dimensions

    H: 82, W: 63, D: 55 cm
  • Condition

    Very good
  • Price


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