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  • Provenance

    Estate of Theo Garve, Germany

  • Exhibited

    Building Exhibition, Berlin, 1931

  • Literature

    Ludwig Glaeser, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, New York, 1977, p. 112, fig. 20 for the side chair and p. 29 for a similar example of the armchair; Mies Van der Rohe: Furniture and Buildings in Stuttgart, Barcelona, Brno, exh. cat., Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 1998, p. 32 for the side chair and p. 35 for the armchair


Two lounge chairs, model nos. MR30 and MR40

c. 1931
Nickel-plated tubular steel, woven cane. 
Each: 80.6 cm. (31 3/4 in.) high
Manufactured by Bamberg Metalwerkstätten, Germany.  Original caning by Lilly Reich.  Underside of armchair with paper labels ‘THEO GARVE’ and ‘ERDAGAR/Hamberg’ and indecipherable letters and underside of side chair with paper label ‘ERDAGAR/Hamberg’ and indecipherable letters (2).

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £11,875


25 Sept 2008, 2pm