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1950s G Plan Butterfly Chairs

After being fooled by the last set I bought, I was much more cautious when I spotted these chairs wrapped in plastic in the junk shop. Fortunately the gold makers stamp on the underside of each chair meant I didn’t have to quibble about it for too long! Painting the ebony frames, polishing the butterfly back rests & reupholstering the seat pads in a gorgeous quilted teal bought them back to their iconic best. Sold**

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photo1950’s Butterfly Chairs
These are G Plan’s most iconic & instantly recognisable chairs from their earlier Liberenza range. Designed in 1955 by E. Gomme they are uniquely crafted using tola wood curved back rests & ebonised frames. I squealed with joy when I got my hands on a set of these but it turns out mine are a very good copy and not the real thing! Back to the drawing board..