Old Nikolai School Desk
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Rabenau. The chair making town.
The Rabenau chair making tradition is almost 400 years old. Their many special capabilities acquired in that time have outlived unscathed the 19th century industrializing and the 20th century socialist expropriation. (They probably aren’t chafing under the strict regulations of the federal crafts code. At any rate the chair maker’s profession has been subsumed by the general category of joinery.) Today 16 firms are operating under one roof in a cooperative. They manufacture chairs and tables in one of the best traditions of the trade. The Rabenau chair makers can really show what they can do with their original reconstructions of historical chair models.
What goes into them.
The Rabenauer furntiture frames are often made of stained and polished solid beechwood. The joints are pegged and glued. The legs are milled.
The "Nikolai Furniture ".
In 1910 the Rabenau firm outfitted the four-hundred-year old »Old Nikolai School« in the Nikolai church yard in Leipzig. When the renovated building was reopened as a culture center in 1994 the furniture was retro-manufactured in Rabenau. The furniture is available for »private use « only from us.
Any furniture can be repaired.
As a special service, in collaboration with the Rabenau chair manufacturers, we offer repair service for the chairs. You can receive an offer on inquiry, the duration of the repair depends on the work involved.
Article Number 80008
Height 77 cm, width 145 cm, depth 80 cm. Drawers each measure H 10 x W 62 x D 45 cm. Weight 42.4 kg. Delivery without stationery or writing implements.
Made originally in 1910 by the Rabenau chair makers for the Old Nikolai School in Leipzig, today they’re manufactured in the best chair making tradition for Manufactum.
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