It’s really hard to put into words the absolute beauty of this set. Many lovely pieces have come through our collection, but none can match the quintessence of craftsmanship and design that this desk and chair have.
There is no documentation on these pieces. But after much research, we are led to believe that they were more than likely of Brazilian origin and custom made by a talented designer and craftsman. It’s design certainly lends itself to the likes of Sergio Rodrigues and some in other parts of the world like Pierre Chapo.
Incredible lines, exquisite joinery, floating drawers, lovely visuals and materials - the list goes on. We really want these pieces to speak for themselves though. The fullness of their beauty should be interpreted by whomever their new owner will be.
According to our research and also the information given to us. We are led to believe that the wood is Brazilian Cherry. It has vivid grain and a wonderful depth of color variation.
The video we did of this set captures its beauty well. So be sure to watch the video by clicking the link below:
Mid-Century Desk and Chair Video
The top of the desk has been refinished and has the best of both worlds - no scratches, glassy smooth, while still displaying a beautifully patina’d visual in the wood grain color variation. A slight bow in one of the legs, but not very noticeable from most any angle and the desk still rests perfectly level.
Overall, the Desk and Chair are in Immaculate Condition.
If you’re someone who appreciates having only the most rare and exquisite pieces that came from the Mid-Century Era, then you have certainly found it here.
Overall Desk Dimensions:
Width 69” / Depth 31” / Height 29”
Width 27.5” / Height 25.75”
Width 13” / Depth 18.25” / Height 2.60”
Overall Chair Dimensions:
Width 23” / Depth 19.5” / Height 30”
Seat Height - 18”
Seat Width - 19.25”
Seat Depth - 17”
Arm Height From Floor - 23.75”
***Update 6/28/20 - Upon some further research, we've noticed that some of Pierre Chapo's designs have had very similar legs in both shape and dimension. He also used Elm wood on many of his pieces which can have burls very similar looking to the burls found on this desk especially on the drawers. We cannot confirm the species of this wood, however, there's a chance for it possibly being a darker/red Elm that has simply developed darker tones from age. Whether or not this was a custom made piece by a craftsman, whomever made these pieces may have had inspiration from Chapo's work.***