Bentwood - (Furniture)

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Bentwood - (Furniture) Bentwood was invented in Austria. It is done by a steam-heating process by which wood could be bent or curved, introduced into England about 1850 and popular at once, especially for chairs. Birch wood used a lot, with cane backs and seats. It can be painted in colors or glossy black or stained to imitate mahogany.


Thonet Bentwood & Other Furniture: The 1904 Illustrated CatalogueThonet Bentwood & Other Furniture: The 1904 Illustrated Catalogue

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