Dining Chairs 1960s


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These wonderful chairs with their simple style and textured seats are great for any use.
They sit easily  with any table and the use of 2023 on trend velvet means you can match your tableware or interiors to create a vibrant warm dining space.
Perfect also for bedrooms or hallways….or just about anywhere you like to sit and ponder life..


Dining Chairs 1960s

Restoration and Damage Details:
Very bad condition, lots of woodworm and finish was flaky and dull.

We hand sanded the chairs to keep all the wonderful nuance in the wood and minimise damage on woodworm area.
Fully treated for woodworm and left to dry out. Finished in Walnut water based stain by General Finish and oiled.
Seats were reupholstered in a vibrant mustard velvet, giving its 1960s style the trend fabric for 2023, old meets new..

Every item sold  vintage or antique  will show signs of fair wear and tear due to their age.
We take pride in every piece of furniture we restore and we will not send any item out if we are not entirely happy with its condition.


Overall & Seat Measurements
Length – 43 cm                                   Seat Length – 42 cm                            
Width – 44 cm                                    Seat Depth – 38cm                    
Height – 83 cm                                    Seat Height – 45cm      



Manufactured:   1960s
Brand:   Unknown
Identifying Mark:   Attribution Mark on inner frame
Style:   Vintage, Mid Century
Condition: Used
Materials: Beech, Fabric

Delivery and Collection

If you would like us to arrange delivery of this piece please contact us on furniture@smithsemporium.ie or give us a call on 083 099 3414

For collection from our Granard Showroom or workshop please give us a call to arrange a time.

Thank you

History of Parker Knoll

There is something special about heritage, when only few can say their family business truly has it.

Parker Knoll is one of these examples, having been in business for 147 years to the present day and, in part, innovated most of the relaxing technologies you know today. Throughout the span of this companies’ existence the world has seen wars, discovery and all sorts of drama.

It all started back in 1869 with Fredrick Parker, aged 24, with inspiration to innovate and create the finest furnishings available. Growing steadily, the company took on 3 of his son’s as innovators and had moved into a new premises in London by 1975.

Troubled times struck the world in the early 1900’s, starting what would become known as World War One, the ‘Great War’. Despite this, demand grew for Parker furniture. He eventually moved his business to an even bigger premises in High Wycombe and received an order to furnish the Palladian Lounge on the RMS Aquitania. This was the biggest – and coolest – order they had seen yet and marked the start of gaining the respect of the upper class as a bespoke furnishings company.

In 1929 Parker’s sons took over, meeting an ex-German fighter pilot, Willi Knoll, in the late 20’s. His experience of discomfort sitting in his aircraft lead to his innovations in comfort and the resulting partnership between the Parker company and Knoll in the early 1930s led to the innovation of luxury spring furniture, as well as the creation of Parker Knoll as a brand!

Parker Knoll was the first company to advertise nationally and achieved great success. Their reputation was renowned and their man-on-spring advert became quite famous. At the same time they were visited by royalty when participating in the British Industries Fair, and in 1932 they were commissioned to fully-furnish the new BBC HQ.

In 1939 the world was again ravaged by war. The advent of WW2 led to all UK factories being called into assistance to manufacture for the war effort. Parker Knoll aided in the manufacture of aircraft in 1940 – presumably with emphasis on seating where possible.

After the war ended in 1945, the West accepted a new period of design influence. Parker Knoll’s “Penshurst” chair represented Knoll’s new spring technologies emerging onto the consumer market in the 1950’s, with the chair receiving great success and popularity. The next great technological adventure for Parker Knoll was the “Cornwell Norton” recliner – The first of new generation recliners to reach the market in the UK.

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