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Haagse School high back chairs ca 1920's

A rare set of two "high back" chairs from the Haagse School (Hague School), the Netherlands ca 1920's. 

The Haagse School movement was heavily influenced by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, which was promoted by the architects Berlage and Dudok in the Netherlands and the rest of western Europe. These chairs clearly show that influence. They refer to the High Back chair Frank Lloyd Wright designed in 1900 and also his "Chair with Slanted Back" from 1904. Rietveld's Red and Blue chair was  probably also inspired by these models.

These two chairs give us an insight in the development of the Arts and Crafts movement and how modernism developped in the Netherlands. They have recently been reuphoslstered with a pale yellow fabric. The color matches the color of the bricks Berlage and Dudok used for some of their most famous buildings. (they can however be reuphosltered upon request).

Both chairs are in an excellent condition for their age. One corner of the wood has been slightly damaged (see pictures)


  • Designer

    Haagse School
  • Manufacturer

    Unknown
  • Year of design

    ca 1920's
  • Country

    The Netherlands
  • Materials

    Oak
  • Dimensions

    H: 120, W: 49, D: 55. Seat H.: 45 cm
  • Condition

    Excellent
  • Price

    €950,- for the pair

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