I have been dealing in Antique Furniture since 1971. Starting with my cousin Ian before branching out on my own in 1979. I was based in Bermondsey Street near London Bridge and sold mainly to the Japanese market for many years.
Over that time i saw a lot of unusual items, chairs, tables, dressers, mirrors and much more, but the Bentwood chairs that i sold in huge quantities counted amongst the most interesting. These beautiful chairs seemed to come in all shapes and designs, with many different manufacturers, Thonet being the most well known but many others including Fischell, Mundus, J and J Kohn and Emefes.
Below are a couple of restaurants that are using our bentwood chairs.
The Corner House Canterbury
This photo shows the Corner House in Canterbury. They are using our bentwood chairs which we have reupholstered in a brown/red vinyl finish.
These are the small bentwood armchairs which are a good option if you like a comfortable chair, especially if you have a room with limited space.
Lina Stores Marylebone London
This photo shows the Lina Stores in Marylebone, London. They chose some very nice large seated bentwood chairs, and we reupholstered them in a green leather which looks great in this open plan area.
If you are interested in refurbishing your Pub or Restaurant, please see my other website
About the website
This website is going to be a record of the more interesting bentwood chairs that i have put aside for my own collection. I hope, in time, to make this site a resource of information and photos of the lesser known multitude of companies producing Bentwood chairs that appeared after Michael Thonet's patent expired.
I'll be adding more photos and information when I get time as I'm still active in the furniture business, supplying old and antique furniture to many pubs and restaurants in the UK and around the world.