Early Hendrik Wouda Arm Chair The Hague School, The Netherlands 1910-1920. An important historical piece from one of the founders of the 'The Hague School'. Two experts indicated it is most probably a prototype of the chair shown in the book 'Hendrik Wouda, architect en meubelontwerper' by Monique Teunissen and Albert Veldhuisen.
Hendrik Wouda (1885-1946) started working as an architect in the office of H.P. Berlage and also worked for LOV Oosterbeek. He is most known for his work for H. Pander & Zonen as interior architect. In 1921 he was at an exposition with Rietval, Berlage and Spanjaard. After that he designed many houses and interiors.
The chair has been completely re-upholstered, including the inside. This has been done in the authentic way, using materials and techniques from the 1920s; using feathers, horsehair and coin. The fabric is 'wine red'; Zteddie Homeland - Chaina color 133.
It is in good working condition with some wear and tear due to its age. Over the years there have been some modifications made to the chair.