Thonet Dining Chairs x 8

6 chairs and 2 carvers make up this extremely rare set of Thonet dining chairs manufactured in Austria in 1890 and brought to Melbourne by the owners family. Still going strong after 126 years, a real testament to Thonet quality.

Known for their steam-bent timber furniture, Michael Thonet began crafting furniture in Austria the 1840s and his four sons continued the business after his death in 1871. Today Thonet chairs are known and loved around the world and there is now a Thonet Museum in Frankenberg, Austria, opened in 1989.

DC Insider: These chairs have been authenticated and valued by Thonet Head Office in Vienna. [Documentation will be forwarded to the purchaser]

Condition: All in perfect working order but could do with a polish………or perhaps best left with their beautiful patina.

Design Consigned Collector: 1890 Vienna Secession. 2015 Collector value minimum $4500. Rare ‘pressed’ lattice seat and back insert panels

vintage thonet dining chairs

Rare set of 8 1890 Thonet dining chairs

Design Consigned Stylist: Try these on a covered verandah for a Hamptons inspired look, as seen below.  [image:Paul Freehof]. Enhance with upholstered seat cushions in a fabric of your choice.





  • Dimensions: H107cm W45cm D49cm SH47cm
  • Condition: 3/5


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