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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thonet Bentwood Parlor Set

I came across this antique Thonet Bentwood parlor set this week at an estate sale.  I was surprised at how good the condition was.

From what I can tell, this set dates from the late 1890's and was manufactured in Germany.  

The Settee measures approximately 5.5 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. The Table measures approximately 2.75" tall x 3.75" long x 2.5" deep. The Chairs measure approximately 4.5 inches tall.

The seats are a piece of wood that is uhplostered and trimmed with gold and red ribbon on the edges and each piece is attached with small nails.

The set came with a small footstool which I have not see with any other sets before.

 There were also these two similar chairs -note one is missing a leg.

The bright red backdrop is also an estate sale find - a giant piece of red velvet for only $1 - I couldn't pass it up and figured it would be something I could use on my Victorian project.


  1. Hey Troy, great find! The chairs look amazing considering their age.
    gr. AM

  2. great haul, they'll look great in a victorian setting

  3. These are great! You find such wonderful mini treasures at estate sales. I wish we had them here.
    I always enjoy your posts. Thanks,

  4. These chairs are really nice! I can think of a lot of ways to use these! Great buy.

  5. Great find. I really like the little footstool.

  6. Son unas sillas preciosas!!!!

  7. Unusual find. If you think about their age... they do look pretty good! Small table though, for so many chairs, makes me wonder if your set is made up of originally two sets?