1980s Side Table by Thonet, France
Beautiful side table manufactured by Thonet in France, circa 1980. This luxurious piece was designed in the 1930s by the Thonet studio. This table is a rare 1980s production. The beautiful round wooden top is held by four wooden pillars. The bottom of the table is a very well crafted square base with brass sides, giving the piece a nice sense of luxury. It holds a small metal “Michael Thonet” marking at the side of the top. In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. Michael Thonet (2 July 1796 – 3 March 1871) was a German-Austrian cabinet maker, known for the invention of bentwood furniture. The success of the company Thonet GmbH in Frankenberg, Germany, began with the work of master joiner Michael Thonet (1796-1871). Since he founded his first woodworking shop in 1819 in Boppard, the name Thonet has stood for high-quality, innovative and elegant furniture. Today, Thorsten Muck runs the company with its head offices and production facilities in Frankenberg. Michael Thonet’s direct descendants in the fifth and sixth generation remain involved in the company’s business as associates and sales partners. The collection comprises famous bentwood furniture, tubular steel classics from the Bauhaus era, and current designs by famous contemporary architects and designers. Often mispronounced “Tho-nay” the name is pronounced “toe-net” with a hard beginning and ending t. The Museum of Applied Arts, MAK Vienna hosts the largest collection of original Thonet chairs in Austria.
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64.5H x 70W x 70DI
25,39H x 27,56W x 27,56DI
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