Pair of MCM Baumritter Lounge Chairs. These comfortable and stylish chairs have been tuned up and are ready for another 50 years of use.
Size: 30″h x 31″d x 27″ seat height 14″
Style: Mid-Century Modern Sub-Style: American
Condition:Good vintage condition consistent with age and use. Refurbished, new webbing, cushions, and upholstery.
Theodore Baumritter, a founder of the home furnishing company that grew into the giant Ethan Allen Inc. Mr. Baumritter, who grew up in Brooklyn, established the Baumritter Corporation, a housewares company, in 1932 with his brother-in-law, Nathan S. Ancell. Three years later, they bought a bankrupt furniture factory in Beecher Falls, Vt. Soon, Mr. Ancell recalled, they “fell hopelessly in love” with Vermont and the history and craftmanship it represented.
In 1939, they introduced a line of “early American” furniture under the name of Ethan Allen, the leader of the Green Mountain Boys in the Revolutionary War.
Mr. Baumritter retired as chairman of the Baumritter Corporation in 1970 and was succeeded by Mr. Ancell. The company later changed its name to reflect its best-known furniture line and moved to Danbury, Conn.