Beautiful set of Baumann dining chairs. Emile Baumann was a Swiss who lived in France and created his own furniture manufacture at the beginning of the 20st century. The manufacture became very well known in the sixties and the Baumann chairs were much seen in French restaurants and bistrots. Fortunately the company had to close around 100 years later. I bought a set of these 15 years ago, my first "vintage" items. I kept them for 10 years and changed because I always change things at home. But I was extremely happy to find a set of these again. They come from a restaurant in Le Touquet, France. The hole in the back is quite typical of a Baumann chair. As these have been used in a restaurant they have a very nice used look, some more than others. But still, they're in a good condition. The colour of the wood is very warm. They're still often looked for to fit in restaurants, easy with the wood, no fabric means no stains! But I also like them in a kitchen around a white table for example. They're not so often seen even if they have a classic look. But they're not really considered as "design", so that's what makes them a little special.