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Pair of Tomlinson Sophisticate Slipper Chairs in Walnut with Ivory Woven Fabric

US$7,500per set

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Part of Tomlinson's sophisticate line slipper chairs designed by John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder featuring curved walnut backs and legs. Undoubtedly sophisticated. Mid-Century Modern elegance. The chairs were freshly reupholstered in a woven ivory fabric. Walnut backs and legs were professionally refinished and restored to original walnut satin finish, circa 1958. Want to see more beautiful things? Scroll down below and click "View All From Seller" or favorite our shop to get your 1stDibs on our new inventory.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Depth: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Seat Height: 16.75 in. (42.55 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1958
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. These beautiful chairs are in great condition having been reupholstered professionally and all wood surfaces refinished to restore the original walnut satin finish.
  • Seller Location
    Saint Louis, MO
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4235120744862

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  • Shipping
    US$599 In-Home Delivery Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 3-8 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: St. Louis, MO
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Manufacturer

Tomlinson

Pay a visit to the town of High Point, North Carolina — long the capital of American-made furniture — and, from nearly any location in the city, you’ll see a tall smokestack bearing the name Tomlinson. It’s a name with deep roots there: In 1901, Sidney Halstead Tomlinson, Sr., and his brother founded the Tomlinson Chair Manufacturing Co., producing adaptations of 19th-century European antiques for an enthusiastic American audience. Later the Tomlinson Furniture Company grew rapidly over the ensuing decades, becoming a significant contributor to High Point’s thriving manufacturing economy.Although Tomlinson began with a focus on antique-style furniture, by the middle of the century the company had adopted aesthetics from the modern style that was rapidly growing in popularity around the world.Throughout the 1950s and 60s, Tomlinson Furniture produced coffee tables, storage cabinets and seating in the low-slung, sleek silhouettes that were typically characteristic of what we now know as mid-century modern designs. Working with designers like John Lubberts and Lambert Mulder, the company experimented with materials like woven cane and unique styles such as neoclassical lounge chairs in cherrywood that were seen as thoughtful modern interpretations of Biedermeier furniture.During the mid-1950s, Tomlinson Furniture introduced its dramatic and decorative Sophisticate line, a collection of case pieces, seating, tables and more, available in a variety of woods. Today, designs that originated in the collection, such as its pecan-framed chairs with seats and backs of woven leather straps, are increasingly sought after by collectors.Find a collection of vintage Tomlinson furniture on 1stDibs.
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