Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 21

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

US$3,90023% Off


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.


  • 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
  • Condition
    Good vintage condition with light patina. Ready for immediate use or ready for reupholstery.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330223524222

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Retailer


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.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Los Angeles, CA

Automaton is the premier source for early-production originals of hard-to-find 20th-century designs and functional art, serving a range of clients, from celebrities and interior designers to aficionados with modest budgets. Its 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles space is packed with rare examples of designs from a large repertoire of such ...

Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Diamond Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2012
1stDibs seller since 2015
1,501 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 2 hours
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Pair of Mastercraft Hollywood Regency Lounge Chairs by Pengelly, circa 1960s
By Charles Pengally, Mastercraft
Located in Peabody, MA
Pair of brass Hollywood Regency lounge chairs inspired by Chinese dynastic furniture designed in the early 1960s by the American interior decorator Charles Pengelly for his private M...

Vintage 1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Lounge Chairs



1970's Italian Pair Roche Bobois Lounge Easy Chairs Designed by Mario Bellini
By Roche Bobois, Mario Bellini
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful set of two original moderen white fiberglass in combination with black corduroy lounge / easy chairs designed by Mario Bellini for Roche Bobois 1970's. Both chairs are in v...

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs



Low Lounge Chair by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A low slipper chair with the original faux alligator texture yellow upholstery.

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs



Italian Chrome Lounge Chair
Located in Atlanta, GA
Italian chrome lounge chair, imported by Stendig from Italy, circa 1960s. This chair's straps and cushions are currently being reupholstered and can be completed in your fabric. The ...

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs



Italian Chrome Lounge Chair
US$950 Sale Price
47% Off
Lounge Chair by Michael van Beuren for Domus
By Van Beuren
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare “San Miguel” lounge chair by Michael van Beuren for his company, Domus of Mexico City. Produced between 1944 and 1959. This version is original with wonderful patina. The A...

Vintage 1940s Lounge Chairs



Pair of Jean Charles Moreux Gilt Iron Lounge Chairs
By Jean-Charles Moreux
Located in Chicago, IL
1940s French moderne pair of gilt iron lounge chairs by Jean-Charles Moreux These come with green cushions with needlework to one side of the cushion. More pictures to come.

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs


Wrought Iron

Hollywood Regency Italian Brass Barrel Back Lounge Chair by Mastercraft
By Mastercraft
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Classic well built asian inspired lounge chair produced by Mastercraft in the early 1970s. It features a heavy brass framing with the original decorator fabric. Ready for use.

Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Lounge Chairs



Saporiti Pair of "Onda Lounge Chairs", 1970s
By Saporiti, Giovanni Offredi
Located in New York, NY
Pair "Onda (Wave) Lounge Chairs" with frames in stainless steel by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti, Italy 1970s (signed on bases, “Saporiti Italia”). Newly upholstered by Lobel Modern.

Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs


Stainless Steel

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery