CHERNER PLYCRAFT BERNADO BERNARDO EAMES PRETZEL CHAIR!!
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Sold Date: 03/19/2007
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Furniture & Furnishings
CHERNER PLYCRAFT BERNADO PRETZEL ARMCHAIR (Eames era)
This beautiful chair belonged to my extremely hip grandmother. She was the only owner. She bought it new way back then. I am moving out of the country to a tropical region and, unfortunately, I'm afraid this chair would be eaten alive. I'd rather it go to a good home than to destroy this piece of art.
About the chair:
The Cherner chair is a classic Mid-Century Modern design created in 1957-58 by Norman Cherner (1920-1987). Cherner worked on the design with Paul Goldman, the owner of Plycraft, to create a chair that could be manufactured at a reasonable cost. This chair--the matching armchair--was made for only a short time because it was too expensive.
Specs: approx. 26" wide, 22" deep, 31" high. 18" seat height, 25" arm height.
The classic Cherner Plycraft chair was apparently the center of a big authorship dispute. In the early 1960s, Cherner and Goldman battled over rights to the design. Plycraft continued to manufacture the chairs into the early 1970s, and Goldman deliberately obscured the origin of the design. It was sometimes attributed to Cherner, sometimes to George Mulhauser, sometimes to a fictional designer named Bernado or Bernardo, and sometimes to Goldman himself.
This chair is sturdy, tight and in overall excellent original condition with light normal finish wear and a small veneer chipping on the backrest . I have taken many detailed photos to assure bidders of its condition. Please also check out my feedback to see my great reputation for accurate descriptions and careful packaging.
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