Chair

Ref: 2307
  • Detail

    Oak

    77 x 64 x 41.5 cm (max. width)

    English, circa 1890-1900

  • Notes

    A chair of this pattern was exhibited by Josef Hoffmann at the 5th Vienna Secession Exhibition, 1899.  As a result this model, and the four-legged variant, are not infrequently attributed to Hoffmann.  It seems more likely, however, that the chair exhibited in 1899 was either an English chair that Hoffmann admired, or a version made in Austria.

    The form of this chair may be seen as deriving from early Georgian corner chairs.

    Adolph Loos also famously adapted the Liberty & Co. Thebes stool.