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Vintage Frances Elkins Loop Black Dining Chairs, Set of 12

US$29,500per set


This is a rare set of twelve iconic Francis Elkins Loop chairs in a black satin matte lacquer. The seats with newer Fortuny fabric. The looped backs sit atop upholstered slip seats; chairs have a cabriole leg and an openwork skirt. Original upholstery in a beautiful cotton print depicting lions in a neutral grey/beige color. The two armchairs measure 38.5" tall x 24" wide x 22.5" deep. Seat height is 17.5". The ten side chairs measure 38.75" tall x 19.5" wide x 18.5" deep. Seat height is 17". According to an article in the New York Times April 8, 2009, by Penelope Green, Frances Elkins based the design of these chairs on the George III chairs owned by the founder of British Magazine Country Life. Only eight chairs were fabricated in the 1930s for the Elkins family, but since, "The It Chair" has been greatly reproduced in her honor.


  • Creator
    Frances Elkins (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: 22.5 in. (57.15 cm)Seat Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 12
  • Style
    Hollywood Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good; wear consistent with age and use. There are some nicks on some chairs which have been professionally touched up. The fabric is very good on each chair; some minor fading which is not noticeable. One chair has a pin hole towards the back.
  • Seller Location
    Lambertville, NJ
  • Reference Number
    Seller: NF1stDibs: LU1308220544642

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    Ships From: Lambertville, NJ
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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