Pair of Secessionist Armchairs

Pair of Secessionist Armchairs

There is something in these chairs suggestive of the austere beauty of autumn?the almost monochrome landscape, the thinning light, the inner call to rest. The restrained elegance of the design is typical of early 20th?century Austria. Note the Secessionist verticality of the barrel-back, the alternating pierced and plain splats, the contrast of the ebonized wood with the supple weave of the rush seats.