1951 Walter Gropius for Thonet W199 Dining Armchair Bauhaus from Chicago
Listed for sale is a super rare vintage W199 Chair by Thonet, designed by Walter Gropius.
This is a remarkable example of the masterful architect's design legacy. Gropius was a founder of the Bauhaus and a hugely inflencial architect during much of the 20th century.
This W199 chair is in very nice and seemingly original condition, having come from a Chicago estate. It would be reasonable to assume that the chair came from one of the Gropius projects in Chicago, which was either torn down or liquidated during one time or another, as there are a number of tragic stories of Gropius' architecture within Chicago.
This chair shows lovely patina and is overall very solid. There is some notable wear from use over the years. See photos.
I also have a set of four W199 chairs as well, which also came from Chicago at the same time, though from another individual. Feel free to see my other listings if that interests you as well.
You will receive the exact four shown in the photos.