Early Ernest Race Antelope Chair
The Antelope chair was designed by Ernest Race in 1951 for the ‘Festival of Britain’. Heralded as the ‘New Elizabethan’ spirit with a sculptural, playful form, the Antelope chair won a silver medal at the Tenth Trienalle furniture fair in Milan, making it an internationally recognised icon.
This is an early one, with the metal ball feet in situ and surviving in a great unrestored condition. The chair is firm with a splash of red paint added, be it a while ago, to the metal frame and ply seat - please note that the colour is a tad bright thanks to a very sunny day!
The chair is perfectly usable and we rather like that lived in look rather than shiny, shiny. We do have another Antelope chair with a green frame and yellow seat in similar condition and age.
Dimensions - Overall: Height 74-77.5cm (Mid-Outer) x Width 55.5cm x Depth 60cm
Dimensions - Specifically the Seat: Height 46.5-42cm (Front-Rear/Mid) x Depth 37.5cm
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