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1938 tobacco leather butterfly chair

1938 tobacco leather butterfly chair
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year of the butterfly. Inspired by the original "198 Hardoy Chair" (aka "Butterfly") designed in 1938. Who knew? It had a natural leather hide sling and not the ubiquitous fabrics on collapsible hairpin frames. Our butterfly is the monarch, ruling again in iconic style. Top-grain, full-aniline, vegetable-tanned leather hides hand-stitched in quadrants and hand-laced at the edges read pure vintage with a warm, natural saddle glow. Rich grain and inherent markings enhance the natural beauty and character of the hide, left un-dyed and protected with a water-based lacquer. Displayed in all its glory on a substantial tubular iron frame antiqued light zinc (it doesn't fold…it's here to stay). Super easy assembly, no hardware required. We like four in a conversation circle.

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1938 tobacco leather butterfly chair is rated 3.5217 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good chair I bought 2 of these chairs for my office.The pros: they are very comfortable and sturdy.The cons: whereas the metal frame goes well in my industrial office space, I was slightly disappointed in the frame quality. The leather is darker than pictured with a few imperfections.
Date published: 2012-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh. But I'm keeping it. I received 2 of these chairs in the tobacco leather. Both leather seats came out of the bag with a dirty powder (dust? Something that degraded from the packing bag?) all over it. I used a damp cloth to wipe it until it looked cleaner. The finish on the leather looks dull and somewhat dingy. I'm shocked there weren't more negative reviews, because I don't consider myself to be particularly picky. I will keep the chair, but I'm going to purchase a high-quality leather conditioner that's designed for either horse saddles or automotive interiors. Perhaps something with some lanolin in it. There is no way I could make this chair look worse. BTW, I disagree with the review that the chair is darker than pictured. It looks exactly the color on my monitor.
Date published: 2012-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1938 leather butterfly chair I saw this chair in the SF Chronicle 3/18/12. I don't own one, but I have two frames identical to the frame on this chair. Naturally, I want two covers, but was bummed to find out they are not sold separately. Does anyone know where I can get just a cover?Maybe cb2 could consider selling just covers for the many people like me whose covers wore out???
Date published: 2012-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from everythingnew I really wanted a mid-century piece of furniture and this was the obvious choice.Downsizing from a big old victorian, I needed to use some of my old pieces and had to pick the new carefully.This is perfect!It has great memories from childhood, a little history, and the kind of quality one might have found on the original. The whip stitching at the edges is both a nice detail and great distraction from the unfinished edges of the leather.The color warm color, works with my color palette beautifully and it's pretty comfy.One of my friends walked in and said I'd knocked 40 years off my old furniture with this piece and a little paint.I love this chair!
Date published: 2012-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Chair I saw this on line, liked the look of it immediately, went to the CB2 store to check it out, liked it better in person, took the necessary measurements in a very small studio and ordered 2 along with the lounge natural shag area rug. It arrived, easy to assemble and it looks great, comfortable lounge type chair that adds a definite style to a space. The color is a little more brown than shown on the website, which is to my preference.Very pleased with the purchase.
Date published: 2011-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite chair We don't have a lot of room in our condo so this chair was the perfect fit visually and physically. I really like how the back acts as a head rest and it is very inviting to guests. This butterfly chair is a classic modern piece though the tanned leather gives the room warmth. I love this chair!
Date published: 2011-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst CB2 purchase ever This is made and looks like cheap outdoor patio furniture. It's amazing that anyone would accept this at the price!
Date published: 2011-12-11
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