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Vintage Norwegian Tall Bentwood Dark Brown Leather Armchair

A very handsome, vintage Norwegian bentwood chair. With its tall back, cantilevered frame and deep tilt, it’s a really indulgent, comfortable chair but without the usual bulk associated with modern, large lounge chairs. The deep brown leather is soft, supple and in immaculate condition, and you sink back into its arms. Bentwood chairs of this style (this is most likely attributed to Rykken) have a particularly striking, organic, curved form and aren’t ‘heavy-set’. Partner with other lounge seating or use as a stand-alone chair in a bedroom or office.

SKU: S288


This original piece is ‘sold as seen’. It is in excellent, used condition. The leather upholstery has been cleaned, as has the frame with a natural beeswax polish applied. The original deep brown leather upholstery is in excellent order on the sectioned, single cushion. There’s a little light wear visible at the front of the seat section but this is minimal and barely noticeable. Likewise, the finishing vinyl underneath and the straps are also in excellent order. The cushion inners are soft and plump, and the zips and buttons in good order. The cushion fixed to the frame with popper studs at the top back and the seat front. The chair is superbly constructed, solid and sturdy with no wobbles or creaks. There are some very light scuffs and faded patches here and there to the wooden frame but as you can see from our photos, these are very minor indeed. There is no maker’s mark on the frame but it’s most likely by Rykken and designed by Elsa and Nordahl Solheim in the 1970s.

H: 101cm / W: 65.5cm/ D: 86cm
Seat Height: 44cm / Seat Depth: 52cm