Superb set of six dining chairs attributed to Paolo Buffa, fully restored with high gloss polyester finish and new upholstery. Purple Tuscan woven velvet by top fashion supplier Alessandro Bini. The back of the frame shows dovetail nesting and incredible carved work. The back legs are slender and have a great design outline.
The front legs are triangular with round back. Modern.
Polyester finish has 100 gloss to replicate the original high gloss finish. The curves are highlighted with this finish and the touch is smooth.
The perfect dining set for a midcentury and design lover. The back design recalls the works of Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Jean Arp, with an interesting note: usually art anticipates design, here is the reverse.
Wood: Solid wood, beech
Frame: Carved, dovetail
Restoration: Frame restored and brought back to original rigidity, no wobbling.
Finish: High gloss polyester.
Sign of use: No particular due to the perfect restoration.
Upholstery: Completely re-upholstered. New belts. New springs.
-Description: Velvet, 100%Polyester, shiny, Tuscan woven
-Manufacturer: Alessandro Bini, Florence
COM or change of velvet: Complimentary, adds 14 days to deliver after receipt of fabric or approval of sample.
Assignment: Frame shows typical Paolo Buffa construction although there is a chair from Vittorio Dassi with upholstered back with same outline. The triangular section of the front leg confirms the first. Typical chair made by skilled Brianza ebanista maker. I am assigning this to the 1950s because of the completely innovative design. Ico Parisi lately designed a chair similar to this design but simplified details are not matching this group.
Evaluation. By complexity of work and rareness of the group and the perfect restoration.
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Excellent. The color of the chair is dark brown. On pictures might appear black but is not an ebonised finish. Wood shows and it was the purpose of restauring this piece. Last picture has a color checker for perfect viewing of the color on your screen. .
39.37 in.Hx18.11 in.Wx17.32 in.D
100 cmHx46 cmWx44 cmD
18.9 in. (48 cm)