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Brass Lounge Chair by Charles Pengally for Mastercraft, c. 1970 Italy

US$3,000
US$3,90023% Off

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This beautiful lightly patinated brass slipper chair by Mastercraft is signed underneath with Made in Italy label. This gorgeous empress chair by Mastercraft shares design cues with James Mont with its asian influences, designed by Charles Pengally for Weiman and distributed through Mastercraft in the 1970's. The subtle curves of this pair of brass armchairs and simple linear clarity of the frame features a gracefully curved back extending to the arms which end in curled hand holds reminiscent of a ram's horns. This Mastercraft brass club chair would work great in a Hollywood Regency, Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Post-Modern room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Consider using as a side chair, cafe, game or breakfast table chair, bedside chair, fireside chair, dressing or changing room chair, hallway chair, entryway or mudroom chair, nursing or reading chair, conference or meeting room chair, office chair, guest chair, lobby chair, easy chair or occasional chair ideal in virtually any setting. MEASUREMENTS: H 26.75" x W 27.75" x D 25.75" Seat Height: 16" Seat Depth: 15" Arm Height: 19.5" CONDITION: Good vintage condition with light patina, ready for immediate use or reupholster in a new fabric or leather.

Details

  • Creator
    Weiman/Warren Lloyd (Maker),Charles Pengally (Designer),Mastercraft (Retailer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.75 in. (67.95 cm)Width: 27.75 in. (70.49 cm)Depth: 25.75 in. (65.41 cm)Seat Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Good vintage condition with light patina. Ready for immediate use or ready for reupholstery.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330223524222

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Retailer

Mastercraft

Compared to that other furniture-makers in historically minded Grand Rapids, Michigan, the work of Mastercraft seems positively flamboyant. The company was founded in 1947 by brothers Charles and William Doezema, who hailed from a long line of cabinetmakers. They went overseas during their service in World War II, and returned home with a plan to make furniture with cosmopolitan flair. Their firm specialized in chairs and case pieces that have modernized traditional forms, finished in exotic wood veneers such as amboyna, yew, burl and fruitwood, and trimmed in brass. Bureaus and credenzas often feature cabinet fronts with decorative brass details such as silhouettes of flowers and birds, or figures that resemble Chinese characters.In later years, Mastercraft created chairs and glass-topped coffee tables with brass frames. Some pieces included touches like the Greek key — a motif that appears in the decorative arts of both Asian and European antiquity. After Mastercraft was acquired by industry giant Baker Furniture in 1974, the company produced a large group of case pieces featuring applied brass plaques, acid-etched with semi-abstract forms by the German-born, Vancouver-based artist Bernhard Rohne.The latter are some of the most popular Mastercraft pieces, and like all the company’s wares range in price from about $2,000 to $12,000 depending on size, condition and the amount of decorative trim. As you will see on 1stDibs, Mastercraft furnishings made a bold but artful statement — perfect for lending a bit of dash and brawn to a contemporary decor.
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Located in Los Angeles, CA

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