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Rare Pair of Garden Armchairs 1980s Modernist Iron Strap Woodard Carre Style

Rare Pair of Garden Armchairs 1980s Modernist Iron Strap Woodard Carre Style

An outstanding, gorgeous and extremely rare pair of Modernist iron strap armchairs in wonderful, refinished condition. Likely made in the 1980s in England or France, these fabulously striking, assuredly robust and yet seductively sleek armchairs will add timeless sculptural elegance and bold sophistication to any outdoor setting.


Impressively sized, reassuringly heavy and wonderfully crafted, these magnificent armchairs are made of iron and due to their wide iron-strap seats and backs are surprisingly extremely comfortable, even without a cushion. The gracefully sweeping lines and over-curving back and arms are particularly stunning, and the large seats and broad backs make them the ideal statement garden chairs.


Stylistically, these stunners have added Post-Modernist confidence to the earlier similar, though more dainty, designs of Russell Woodard and Francoise Carré. A truly astounding set, they tick so many design boxes: Bauhaus, French Machinisme, Brutalist, Modernist, Hollywood Regency, Post-Industrial, Avant Garde – the list goes on…


All in all, these very special armchairs are of exceptional quality and design grandeur and won’t fail to impress in any setting. We have four of these magnificent armchairs in total; this listing is for two chairs and we have another listing for all four chairs if you'd like the complete set of these stunners.



These gorgeous armchairs are in excellent vintage condition. Structurally sound, they’re extremely solid, sturdy, reassuringly heavy and comfortable. Unlike most similar vintage chairs, which show unattractive signs of age and weathering, ours have been professionally refinished. This was done by shot-blasting to remove the old paint and rust and then refinishing in extremely durable powder-coating, with the finish in a dark matte charcoal to match their original finish. Overall they’re a fabulous and extremely rare pair of stunning outdoor armchairs in wonderful refinished condition and if well looked after, they should remain so for many more generations to come – please see the photos.



Height – 98cm, Width – 73cm, Depth – 62cm, Seat Height – 41.5cm, Seat Width – 45cm, Seat Depth – 46cm, Arm Height to front – 66.5cm, Est Weight per chair – 20-30kg.



UK delivery price quoted, collection also available from Warwick. Please CONTACT US FOR INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY QUOTES - the current International delivery quote is just a place-holder.



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