The shop had four available for purchase but we decided to just take one home to try it on for size. Two hours of Google time later, we realized we picked up the bargain of the year and went back to get the rest. As it turns out, this little mid-century gem is somewhat rare and doesn't turn up for sale very often. We now have Thonet to keep Eames and Starck company in our Portland loft.
Our chair was originally sold by "Bat Man", which, to us, makes it that much cooler.
We found the design patent using Google's Patent search and discovered our piece was designed in the early 1950s.
Stay tuned for images of the final product!