Two Sapele Mahogany Armchairs by John Tabraham - priced individually
These chairs are an unusual find, since it is a very rare variation of a sought after design by John Tabraham, probably South Africa's most distinguished mid-century designer.
The difference in these chairs can be seen mainly at the more rounded joined front of the arm, and the stretchers between the legs are slightly curved where the usual version is straight. It also has a strutted back in stead of the usual straps. The wood is also different. These chairs were usually made of kiaat, and these seem to be a sapele mahogany.
The more common version was designed for the furniture company Kallenbach. We think this version was commissioned by the East Rand furniture company Novocraft.
The cushions, in dark green velvet-like fabric, are all new.
Condition: Very good. Refurbished and recovered.
Dimensions: 70 (w) x 75 (d) x 82 cm (h) and 45 cm seat height.