Metropolitan Furniture Modern Blue & Antique Brass Plate Tub Chairs by Jules Heumann a Pair

$3,495

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MAKER

DESIGNER

STYLE / PERIOD

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

MATERIALS

Fabric, Metal

PRIMARY COLOR

DATE: Circa

1970s

ABOUT

Now THIS is spectacular seating!!! We have to offer you a wonderful pair of tub chairs with beautiful patinated antiqued brass plated frames, and they wear their original blue hopsacking fabric. They have deep rounded backs and tight fixed seat cushions. Designed by Jules “J” Heumann for the Metropolitan Furniture Company, these modern style tub chairs are ready to grace your home with comfort and design magnificence. Use them in your living room facing your sofa or set one on each side. Place an accent table between them in your sitting area or across from your desk in your office or den. They would also be beautiful in your bedroom or flanking your fireplace. Possibilities for this pair of tub chairs is endless.

The Metropolitan Furniture Co. was founded by Louis Abrams in 1905. In 1987, the company was purchased by Steelcase Inc., a major international furniture manufacturing company that also places a heavy emphasis on environmental concerns. The company, never formally shed the name, though its ads and business cards now use “Metro.” Metro, which started in San Francisco in 1905 and settled in Oakland four years ago after a stint in South San Francisco, both designs and builds furniture. In the early 1960s, when most furniture companies were selling traditional home furnishings, Metro promoted “modern design with sleek, clean lines,” according to Dan Chong, the company’s chief executive.

Jules “J” Heumann was an American artist who was born into the manufacturing company in1924. Jules studied architecture at the University of California, graduating in 1944, when he joined the United States Navy as an officer and served in the Pacific theater until the end of the war. Returning to California, he then joined his father in the family business. His father passed in 1949 and he and his brother took over ownership. With his architectural background training and keen interest and knowledge of the intricacies of manufacturing, Jules brought to his furniture designs a sense of scale and proportion which results in beauty and comfort. Jules passed away on December 16, 2017, and according to his biography, he enjoyed collector car tours, good food, and fine wine, along with his lifelong interest in design, architecture, and engineering.

These chairs have been created by an AMAZING designer and will immerse your home with greatness! You simply MUST make them yours!!

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Fabulous modern blue tub chairs by Jules Heumann for Metropolitan Furniture Company. They are comprised of antiqued brass plate frames and wear their original blue hopsacking fabric. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. The upholstery has been professionally cleaned. The finish on the frames do have some age-related blemishes, i.e. scratches & nicks, and one chair has a bit of the silver showing through on the upper outer edge of arm; but nothing outstanding. There are no outstanding flaws that we have detected in the upholstery and the frame does show wear and patina. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1970’s.

NOTE: If you love these Metropolitan blue tub chairs by Jules Heumann, we also have a matching white pair listed here for sale if they are still available.

Chair Size:

  • Height – 27.5 Inches
  • Width – 25.5 Inches
  • Depth – 23.5 Inches
  • Seat Height – 18.5 Inches
  • Arm Height – 27.5 Inches
  • Inside Seat Width – 19 Inches
  • Inside Seat Depth – 18.5 Inches
  • Inside Back Height – 11 Inches
  • Weight – 32.15 Pounds

 

Crated Size:

  • Height – 34 Inches
  • Width – 58.5 Inches
  • Depth – 30 Inches
  • Weight – 175 Pounds

SHIPPING

We ask that the buyer cover freight.



100 MILES OR LESS OF 66607
FLAT RATE SHIPPING: $150
White Glove, Blanket-wrapped Est. Delivery: 5 biz days


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Pickup at 414 SE 2nd St.
Call us at 232.8008 to schedule