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Design: Michael Thonet, 1859 The famous coffee house chair is an icon and considered the most successful mass produced product in the world to date: it initiated the history of modern furniture. The basis was a new technique - the bending of solid wood - that Michael Thonet developed and perfected during the 1850s and it was the first time serial furniture production was possible
Attributed to John Finlay (Active Circa 1799–1833). Fancy Paint-Decorated Side Chair. Baltimore, Maryland. Circa 1815-1820.