Old Nikolai School Armchair
Once it was reserved for the master of the house and his wife, but the armchair has long since undergone a complete democratization. Today, everyone can benefit from its seating comfort. The chair is made by the Rabenau chairmakers, who used it to furnish the "Alte Nikolaischule" in Leipzig in 1910 and 1994. For private use it is available only from us.
Rabenau. The chairmaking town
The chairmaking tradition of Rabenau is almost 400 years old. The many special skills of Rabenau's chairmakers that have grown during this time have survived industrialization, and they have survived national ownership and the Federal Republic's vocational training regulations unscathed. Today, 16 factories work under the umbrella of a cooperative. They manufacture chairs and tables in a manner committed to the best traditions of the trade. What the Rabenau chairmakers can do, they show especially in the faithful reproduction of historical models.
The Nikolai furniture
In 1910, the Rabenauers supplied the following seating furniture and tables to furnish the four-hundred-year-old "Old Nikolai School" at Nikolaikirchhof in Leipzig. For the reopening of the renovated building as a cultural center in 1994, the furniture was built a second time in Rabenau. For "private use" they are only available from us.
The frames and seat frames of the Rabenau furniture are made of solid beech wood, which is stained and varnished. The wooden joints are tapped and cold glued. The seat frames of the seating furniture are mitered and the edges are profile milled; typical leg shape with bar milling.
Seating surfaces: Leather or wickerwork
The seating surfaces are either leather seats or wickerwork:
- Leather seats consist of a plywood base padded with upholstery wadding; black cowhide is fixed to it with decorative nails.
- For the wickerwork seats, the split, stained peddigree is woven three times by hand through holes drilled in the chair rabbet.
In cooperation with the Rabenau chairmakers, we offer to have older models of chairs of this type refurbished. You will receive an offer on request, the duration of the restoration depends on the effort.
Article Number 49663
Height 94 cm, width 56 cm, depth 45 cm. Seat height 48,5 cm. Weight 6 kg.
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