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  • Literature

    Christopher Wilk, Marcel Breuer Furniture and Interiors, exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1981, p. 80; Alexander von Vegesack, Thonet Tubular Steel Furniture Card Catalogue, Weil Am Rhein, 1989, n.p.; Alexander von Vegesack, et al., eds., Thonet Tubular Steel Furniture, First Complete Catalogue Collection of German and French Models 1930-1931, Weil Am Rhein, 1989, n.p.; Torsten Bröhan and Thomas Berg, Avantgarde Design, 1880-1930, Cologne, 1994, p. 90; Magdalena Droste, Manfred Ludewig and Bauhaus Archiv, Marcel Breuer Design, Cologne, 1994, p. 107; Charlotte and Peter Fiell, 1000 Chairs, Cologne, 1997, p. 168

  • Catalogue Essay

    There are four extant examples of this pieces: one in The Museum of Modern Art in New York, one at the Stiftung Bauhaus in Dessau, one privately owned and the present lot.

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Rare “Sitzmaschine,” model no. B25 with foot stool, model no. B63

1928-1929
Chrome-plated tubular steel, chrome-plated springs, ebonized wood, cane. Manufactured by Thonet, Austria (2).
Armchair: 41 7/8 (106.4 cm) high; stool: 13 3/8 x 21 x 21 5/8 in. (34 x 53.5 x 55 cm)

Estimate
$45,000 - 55,000 

Sold for $54,000

Design and Design Art

24 May 2007
2pm New York