SOLD in 2017 for $1240 all 6 chairs! NOT AVAILABLE. Click into our NEWLY LISTED Category for newer finds that may be still available for sale.
Provenance and Background Info
A set of SIX sculptural dining chairs with Danish styling. This set was made by hand- I believe in the early 1960’s. They are likely to be European (most likely Danish) or could possibly be Summertone (Melbourne- very early 60’s) before they became Moderntone. They are similar to the Niels Moller design released in the 1960’s (that sell for over AU $2000 PER CHAIR!). These are certainly vintage, extremely well made and all BY HAND.
The refined elegance of this sculptural design stands out but the thing that won me over is the unusually high backs. These chairs have a total height of 88cm- many in this design are about 75cm-77cm. This creates a much more comfortable chair- the whole upper body is extremely well-supported. (The curve in the back is also great for comfort.) With virtually all dining chairs in this style the backs are low and some even dig into your back so they can be quite uncomfortable. Not with this particular set.
I don’t think the look has been compromised at all- look at the photos. The design is still sleek and refined and in fact I think the higher back accentuates the stylish flow. The other thing that drew me to this set is the plywood seats. Virtually all in this style have webbed seats. If I owned these chairs I’d use an orbital sander (with care) to sand back the remaining 4 plywood seats and seal or oil the plywood section. Then I’d get a seat-pad made for the six chairs. In this way any upholstery could be used and if a zipper is in the back you could remove the covers at any time to machine wash. (Just re-apply the covers to the cushion whilst still damp to prevent shrinkage.) You could also upholster these in the conventional way. (Google- TH Brown dining chair and the conventional upholstery method is all over the net.) It’s a very easy upholstery job and would cost about $70 per chair by a professional. If you use my idea there is effort initially to prep the plywood but I think it’s an investment well worth it. (The plywood is hard so hand, sanding is quite laborious but with the orbital sander it was pretty easy.) With a seat-pad any upholstery can be used- a soft fabric in taupe or charcoal (notice that the edging of the seat section is flawless so it would be a stunning (and slightly unique) look done this way. Also re-upholstery in the future would be a breeze- you’d only need to take one cover to anyone with a sewing machine and not the whole set of chairs (cheaper / easier).
I have carefully checked over every chair and guarantee (here in writing) that there are NO old breaks, NO repairs, NO issue that affects the structural integrity of any chair at all. After about 50 years of use EVERY chair is solid and sturdy. That sounds incredible but it’s the result of the inner joints being crafted to inter-lock perfectly at every corner. This is rarely done in furniture anymore so you have to keep going out to buy more.
These chairs also offer solid investment appeal. Over the last 15 years I’ve seen chairs in this style increase in value significantly. I can’t think of anything else you’d want in furniture. Many modern dining chairs end up as landfill within years but when sets of vintage chairs look like this after about 55 years of use you have full confidence in the quality they’re buying. There are very few better ways to invest in your home and the future of our planet.
VIEWINGS, PICK-UP and Delivery Freight Info ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
This item is located in SYDENHAM, 8km South of SYDNEY City. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
VIEWINGS . . . of furniture items will usually be possible (all furniture is in storage though). Send me a question and your phone number and/or email address if the photos and description don’t meet your needs. I can arrange an agent to go to the storage site if needed. Read my 1150+ ebay feedback comments (ALL for vintage furniture/decor SALES-100 or so are from repeat customers). I have had no negative feedback in over 15 years selling on ebay and this has been my full-time occupation. This is your guarantee that I work hard to describe my stock as accurately as possible and will not stock items I can’t personally recommend. Some items I acquire don’t end up in iNVISeDGE because they don’t make the grade. (I sell these under a different user-name on ebay.) I have had furniture items go all over the world (sight unseen) and do everything that’s reasonably possible to make my customers happy with their choice to support my business.
PICK-UP . . . is accepted- professional delivery is preferred. If the item is heavy you will require two strong people for pick-up. PLEASE NOTE- I live in Brisbane and run this business from Brisbane. PICK-UPS and VIEWINGS will be facilitated by a sub-contractor (someone who is NOT an employee of iNVISeDGE). I recommend that customers use a specialist furniture carrier for larger furniture items- these people know what they’re doing and come with what’s needed to look after your investment. I’ve seen too many customers try to force things in the back of 4WDs or put something in a trailer not protected. (If you’re hiring a trailer it makes no sense- the cost of professional delivery is comparable to hiring the trailer!) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
We help customers with freight arrangements in every way we can BUT booking in transit (and paying for freight) is the responsibility of THE BUYER. I made a conscious choice to get rid of my vehicle in 2009 (for environmental reasons) so I have a depth of experience in the area of furniture freight. I will inform all iNVISeDGE customers of the transport carriers best suited to their job, what each carrier charges and their strengths. CUSTOMERS WILL BOOK IN THEIR OWN FREIGHT so they’re in control of what’s happening and will know exactly what’s going on. At any time though customers have the option to consult with us. Our experience in the area will ensure you’re looked after and the freight process will be seamless and easy. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
A ROUGH IDEA OF FREIGHT PRICES by specialist professional FURNITURE carriers. . . LOCAL DELIVERIES tend to be ABOUT $70 to $100 for a ONE-MAN delivery (for ONE standard sized item eg. 3.5-seater sofa or a set of 6 dining chairs). If you live over 25km away from the item, delivery will be AROUND $120 but it depends on various factors such as access issues and when you can receive the item. Sydney is a little more expensive compared to Brisbane (as another example) . . . . . . . “Normal” INTERSTATE DELIVERY (eg. Brisbane to Sydney OR Melbourne to Sydney) is generally about $250 for ONE standard-sized item (eg. a 3.5-seater sofa or a set of 6 dining chairs but it can depend on various factors. Sometimes it will be cheaper- $250 is about the average. Smaller items are less than $250. If you have a really big sofa (as an example) it will usually be around $280. These prices are given so you have a rough idea of whether interstate delivery might be an option for you. If you are unsure about it all please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
We accept DIRECT BANK DEPOSIT. We send photographic ID of the store owner (Michael Grealy) to all customers at the point of purchase, along with media articles about iNVISeDGE that have photos of Michael Grealy in them (most of these articles are about 10 years old). Your payment will be paid into an Australian ANZ bank account under the name Michael Grealy (or iNVISeDGE). Please read our ebay feedback spanning more than 15 years for irrefutable proof of our online trading history and reputation. Ebay feedback can be left by LEGITIMATE PAYING customers only! Additionally please be aware that in Australia ALL consumers are protected BY LAW if the goods or services they buy are not as described. (But this should be of no concern- in our first 15 years of trading we have over 1150 positive ebay feedback comments and ZERO negative feedback comments.) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
On occasions a DIRECT BANK DEPOSIT can be made at the time of collection. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
On occasions CASH payment when you collect your item may also be available. Confirm prior to purchase if you need this. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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