Rare vintage oak with teak backrest and original upholstery by Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son in 1952
CH29 SAWBUCK CHAIR by Hans J Wegner in 1952 for Carl Hansen & Son – iconic Danish design. Rare vintage oak and teak dining chair with original wine-red upholstery – in very good vintage condition.
Exceptional comfortable chair with an extremely appealing shape and striking profile – this is gorgeous Wegner piece! A visually simple, yet intriguing oak frame, characterized by two thick rounded front legs slanted backward to be met by two more sharped edged back legs about half way up the front legs, and the sculptural teak back rest in between the extended front legs.
Seating is slightly titled backward and is wider than most seats, which gives a really good seating experience.
Inspired by the sawhorses used by carpenters and woodcutters, Wegner designed this timeless chair in 1952, and it was put into production by Carl Hansen & Son, offered in beech, oak, teak or a combination of one type frame and another type back rest. The seating was available with or without leather upholstery. In the 1970s the CH29 chair was taken out of production, but about 20 years later Wegner’s daughter Marianne Wegner suggested it re-introduced, which it was – this time in oak with or without lacquer and fabric or leather on the seat. It quickly became a huge success.
Hans J Wegner has set the golden standard for Danish Furniture design in many of his designs, however the CH29 commands it’s very own place in Modern design history – with its simple construction, light and appealing shape with a very strong, confident expression. It captures the essence of 1950’s modern Danish design – and is still a very popular Wegner chair in the Carl Hansen & Søn product range.
A sculptural rare vintage CH29 chair that will fit anywhere in the home, as dining chair, as accent chair or just an exceptional example of Danish mid century modern design at its very best!
We have 4 chairs up for sale – vintage versions with oak frame and teak back rest, gently restored (deep cleaned and sanded) and finished with oil-treatments. All four chairs are in very good vintage condition with very few signs of usage and age. The upholstery is the original wine-red leather upholstery. Some chairs still have Carl Hansen & Søn / Danish Furniture makers mark labels underneath and marked IF 1967, indicating the production year to be 1967. One chair has a very tiny rip in the upholstery. Please see the photos!
Please note, that the listed price is for one chair – if you are interested in more than one chair, I can offer combined shipping.
Cleaned, gently restored and oil-treated, seat packed in protective bag, while the frame is wrapped in protective foam.
- Height: 81.5 cm |32.1 inches
- Width: 52 cm |20.5 inches
- Depth: 49.5 cm |19.5 inches
- Seat height: 44 cm |17.3 inches
- Oak, Teak
- Oak, Red, Teak
- Condition – Very Good Vintage Condition - (8/10)
- Very few signs of usage and age. Carl Hansen label intact on some of the chairs. Please see photos!
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