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Richard Riemerschmid music armchair


Code: 10726

A rare Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau “Music Room” armchair designed by the celebrated German architect, painter, designer and city planner, Richard Riemerschmid (1868-1957); c1899. 
Riemerschmid originally designed the most iconic and best known “Music Room” chair, first shown at the 1899 Dresden Art Exhibition; its armless form allowing the freedom of movement for the musicians. This fine example is the armchair version made and exhibited at the same time. Liberty & Co subsequently made their own versions of the “ Music Room” chairs which they retailed and also used in their basement café.
The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York hold an example of each of the single chair and armchair (latter ref. 263.1979) in their collections; see: http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=3126
h: 31.25” d: 21.5” w:21.25”