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Thonet Chair No. 2

Gebrüder Thonet2nd half of 19th century

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace
Vienna, Austria

Michael Thonet arrived in Vienna from Boppard am Rhein in the 1840s. Having initially collaborated on the furnishing of a number of palaces belonging to the upper nobility, he went on to mass-produce relatively low-cost furniture made of steam-bent wood. His bentwood chairs found their way from coffee houses into the homes of the middle classes and were also used at court.

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