Wishbone chairs | Hans Wegner 1950
Vintage oak framed wishbone chairs purchased by previous owner in Denmark mid 1960s.
This set of chairs are well known to me as we undertook the restringing of the seats 12 years ago for the previous owner (R & A Knudsen)
The chairs were purchased by them in Denmark prior to moving abroad. Moving around the world from Africa to Asia and eventually Coventry, we were asked by Mr & Mrs Knudsen to restore the seats as they had become worn and damaged. The chairs are now available as that have moved back to Denmark and wanted to start fresh on the furniture front.
The chair frames have undergone extensive cleaning, glueing of the frames where some were loose and all 3 chairs have had to have the top arm rail replaced. This replacment part came from Carl Hansen in Denmark, and explains why they are lighter compared with the rest of the frame
The corded seats are all in exccelent condition with signs of use consistent with their age.
A beautiful example of Hans Wegner's iconic chair.
Design. Hans Wegner
Production. Carl Hansen & son
Year of design. 1950
Width 22 inch / 56cm
Depth 21 inch / 53cm
Height 28½ inch / 73cm
Seat height 17 inch / 43cm
Seat depth 16 inch / 41cm