A spectacular set of eight dining chairs by Danish master, Hans J. Wegner. Designed in 1950. Produced by Carl Hansen & Søn, Denmark. The CH23 dining chair is an early example of Wegner's unique style and insightful craftsmanship, and contains many well-known Wegner details - for example, the elegantly shaped cruciform caps on the backrest and the special double-woven seat.
Wegner was a master in making complex designs appear simple, and despite the CH23 chair's richness in unique detail, its appearance is ultimately light and simple. The chair has no armrests, which makes it practical for fitting around the table, even in small rooms. Thanks to its ingenious design and organic form, it is also unsurpassed for comfort.
The CH23 is made of solid European white oak with a form-pressed teak veneer backrest. The beautiful color contrast between the teak and oak inlay, both with the perfect patina of almost 70 years of use, is wonderful. These chairs have all been re-woven in new Danish papercord, with careful attention to replicate the unique original weaving.
This set is generally in very good vintage condition with minor age-appropriate wear. Of note: several chairs have had repairs- 3 have filled chips to the front legs as shown. 2 have repaired breaks in legs.
20.5" w x 19.25" d x 29.375" h
Seat height 16.5"