Ron Seff, Set of 10 Shagreen Dining Chairs, USA, 1980s

Ron Seff, Set of 10 Shagreen Dining Chairs, USA, 1980s

Ron Seff, Set of 10 Shagreen Dining Chairs, USA, 1980s

An outstanding set of ten shagreen dining chairs composed of and two arm and eight side chairs, the group epitomizes Seff’s masterful application of exotic materials to his elegant, demure  designs.  An octagonal pattern, made of an elegant white bone inlay trim, decorates the interior and exterior of each back. The geometric designs of each slightly differ form the next, showcasing Seff’s unique craftsmanship and unparalled use of natural materials. Today, the integration of exotic materials such as as shagreen and bone is becoming a lost art, no longer executed at the caliber of Seff and his studio artisans.  This set of chairs offers clients a unique opportunity to acquire vintage pieces  made with the level of artistry no longer found anywhere in the world. 

 Extremely comfortable, they have fantastic back support and plush seat cushions that have been reupholstered in an elegant parchment leather. Excellent condition. 

Todd Merrill Studio has been chosen as the exclusive representative for the vintage collection of works by Ron Seff. After 36 years of business, Ron Seff formally closed its doors at their showrooms in New York and Miami. The present selection comprises the artist’s original showroom models and prototypes, mostly dating to the early 1980s, which have been meticulously stored cared for since the artist’s death in the late 1980s. None of these designs will be produced again, and most of the remaining works are the last of their original production. Seff’s pieces epitomize the niche custom-work of the era, each having been handmade by the the last generation of artists trained by the early makers of great European design.


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