Thonet Chairs Models

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Thonet models noted in these web pages are listed in catalog number order except for the top few of most common models seen in movies.
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Most images come from the Thonet 1904 Illustrated Catalog, reprinted by Dover.
The 1904 catalog shows all chairs with the older circular leg brace, later replaced with a curved leg brace.  See bottom row for leg brace images.
Many models could be ordered with options such as caning in the back, different seat shapes and different legs and different heights. Catalogs from other years have different model numbers.

Thonet No. 18
Commonly seen in films.
Also available with optional arms as seen on the No. 15 armchair below.

Thonet No. 18 variant
with narrow inner back loop

Thonet No. 16
Variant of No. 18 not shown in early catalogs but often seen in films.

Thonet No. 14
The classic Vienna café chair.

Thonet No. 45
with trapezoidal seat

Thonet No. 45 variant
with round seat and narrow inner back loop

Thonet No. 45½
with round seat

Thonet No. 4
Michael Thonet designed this model and several variants in 1849 for Café Daum in Vienna.

Thonet No. 12

Thonet No. 15

Thonet No. 15 with caned back

Thonet No. 15 armchair


Thonet No. 15 armchair with fancier legs


Thonet No. 3
(writing desk armchair)

Thonet No. 16 (1904 catalogue)

Thonet No. 17

Models 19, 29, 30, and 31 feature an inner back loop that extends down to become the back legs.

Thonet No. 19

Thonet No. 29

Thonet No. 31

Thonet No. 20

Thonet No. 24

Thonet No. 33

Thonet No. 52½

Thonet No. 54

Thonet No. 56b, with intarsia

Thonet No. 68

Thonet No. 98

Thonet No. 118 with optional arms

Thonet No. 124 with intarsia, an option on many models

Thonet No. 321

Thonet No. 375

Thonet No. 391

Thonet No. 393

Thonet No. 440

Thonet No. 3
Writing Desk Armchair



Thonet No. 23
Writing Desk Armchair

Thonet No. 20 Office stool

Thonet No. 10/14 Office stool


Thonet Kanapee No. 12

Thonet No. S 533
Designed for Thonet, 1927 by
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
There are many variants of this chair.

Thonet B 34 armchair


Melnikov Café Chair



Dining Chair
Gustav Siegel for Thonet 1910

Ring-shaped leg brace, as seen on most older Thonet chairs.

Four arc leg braces, as seen on some older Thonet chairs.

Loop-shaped leg brace, as seen on more modern Thonet chairs.

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