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Lot 901: FORGES DE STRASBOURG S.A.
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 31 March 1923 PARIS. Action de F500. green, yellow. #32000. No 27359. Fold at the bottom with repaired splits. Formed 1919 to build a factory, in the Koenigshoffen/Hautepierre district of Strasbourg, to pioneer the manufacture of metal furniture. It quickly became the leader in France in this market. In 1974 became a joint venture (50/50) with Steelcase, a similar manufacturer in the U.S.A., and took the name Strafor. In 1999, Steelcase took 100% ownership, but soon afterwards closed the Strasbourg factory. This was demolished in 2008, and the land acquired by the Strasbourg University Hospitals group. A beautiful certificate, with a view of Strasbourg, and the city arms in a very fine wide border of columns, mythical animals and much else.
Condition Report: VF