Three Centuries of Magnificent Chairs in Sotheby's Take a Seat Sale

Online Auction: 23–29 April 2020 • 3:00 PM CEST • Paris
Take a Seat 23–29 April 2020 • 3:00 PM CEST • Paris

This April, Sotheby’s auction Take A Seat showcases the extraordinary creative breadth that has gone into the design and making of good chairs over the course of three centuries, including as it does elegant eighteenth century giltwood fauteuils, various carved African stools and seats, an interesting assortment of nineteenth century Neo-classical armchairs and even a simple yet beautifully crafted Provençal Style corner-chair from the early twentieth century. It also features iconic chairs by Jean-Michel Frank, Alexandre Noll, Claude Lalanne or Tom Dixon.

Chairs Across the Centuries
What Makes a Good Chair?Ahead of Sotheby's sale, Take a Seat,
design experts Charlotte and Peter Fiell
take us through the combination of
elements that make a good chair.

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