Reconstruction wicker and oak armchairs France 1950s, set of 2

Reconstruction wicker and oak armchairs France 1950s, set of 2

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Reconstruction wicker and oak armchairs France 1950s, set of 2

About the item

Set of solid oak and wicker reconstruction chairs 1950s.

Reconstruction is a term that is often associated with post WWII furniture produced in France (1945-1970). In general, it encompassed sober and light design with a lot of solid or bent wood. It’s basically the French interpretation for the midcentury (modern) design movement. The goal of the reconstruction furniture was to provide light furniture for newly built or rebuilt homes in France after WWII and the movement was led by many modernist educated designers such as Pierre Jeanneret, Pierre Paulin, Joseph André Motte, Rene Gabriel, Marcel Gascoin. Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, Jacques Adnet and Pierre Guariche.

In this specific case, it clearly concerns a set of chairs from the reconstruction era, featuring solid oak wood for the frame with the wicker upholstery for seat and backrest. Notice the tilting adjustable backrest in the manner of Francis Jourdain, who did the same during the art-deco period of the 20s and 30s. The exact designer of these chairs isn’t known.

The chairs have a very nice stance due to their low seat height and high armrests. Please also notice the bend in the backrest slats, which gives a nice touch. The combination of solid (oiled) oak and wicker provides for an excellent material combination.

About its condition

The chairs are in an original and excellent condition.



Weight 20 kg
Dimensions 60 × 62 × 80 cm

Very Good

Country of manufacture


Era of manufacture



oak wood, wicker

Seat height

35 cm

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