LOCATION- a private seller in Frankston, MELBOURNE. This listing has also been uploaded for people to express interest in buying or selling a similar suite- email us for further details. For BUYING enquiries call us on the number on our Home Page (the CONTACT section). For SELLING enquiries please SMS us ONLY on this number, giving all the information requested.


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This VINTAGE Tessa Executive / Tessa T21 suite is being sold UNDER CONSIGNMENT by a private seller in Frankston South, MELBOURNE. Delivery Australia-wide is also possible- APPROX $420 to get this full suite to Sydney (as an example of cost).     

Our listing price is $2350 for the 3-SEATER SOFA only. Offers over $4000 will be considered for the sofa and ONE swivel chair. Offers over $3700 for BOTH CHAIRS will be considered. Offers over $4600 for BOTH CHAIRS and the footstool will also be considered. Offers over $6700 for the pair of chairs, matching 3-seater sofa and footstool will be more favourable than offers that break up this suite. If you bid above our reserve price/s and don’t receive a courtesy message stating your offer has been received, it’s best to call me. Please call (or SMS) us for all BUYING enquiries using the phone number in our CONTACT section (on the Home Page).

The investment appeal of this suite is a no-brainer. This FULL suite (PAIR of CHAIRS, 3-SEATER SOFA and matching FOOTSTOOL) retailed new for about $18,500 in 2019 just before Tessa went out of business. iNVISeDGE price- OFFERS over $6,600 for this 4-piece suite. This is the first Tessa T21 suite we’ve ever had in these colours- black leather coupled with this lighter timber tone is RARE. This is a VINTAGE suite- it has been in our vendor’s family since 1976. Look at the condition after 46 years of family use. The QUALITY of Tessa T21 furniture is second to none!

Look at the frame here … especially the steel sub-structure underneath (the timber base-pieces are clad onto steel). This suite was built to last GENERATIONS (… forever???). Proof in that comment is in the condition of this suite after about 40 YEARS of family use. Marvel at this craftsmanship. It’s no wonder Tessa T21’s have held up so well to use over the years- these pieces were built to last generations!

Background Info and Provenance



THE SECTION BELOW DOES NOT APPLY! THIS SECTION WILL BE UPDATED SHORTLY! These chairs are in excellent condition with only minimal signs of use- certainly nothing that's noticed or spoils them. Each chair is heavy and very solidly built- the T21 design is particularly strong and durable. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The leather on the back cushions is the original FULL-GRAIN VINTAGE leather from the 1980's (these vendors purchased this suite in the 1980's). About 3 years ago, they had the seat cushions re-upholstered by a professional upholsterer. He used quality LEATHER ITALIA for the seat cushions. Leather Italia has been operating in Australia and New Zealand since 1999. They use Australian raw leather and send it to Italy for processing where it's turned into furniture leather. The back cushions have no signs of use that I noticed. The seat cushions also have no signs of use that warrant a mention. All of the leather presents extremely well. From certain angles you may notice that the seat leather is a slightly different colour to the back leather but ONLY if it's pointed out- you'd never notice it otherwise. The leather has NO holes, NO noticeable marks, NO stains, NO rips, NO noticeable scratches. I would describe the leather as a dark cognac colour- the colour is best represented in the photos of the pair of chairs. They were taken after we got out a pair of table lamps to light up the furniture better. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The cushioning is all in excellent condition- Tessa used top-quality cushioning that lasts several generations. The cushioning is plush and comfortable. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ We removed the leather armrest protectors which did show some use- we (and our customers) prefer the look without the armrest covers on. The colour tone of the timber under the armrest covers is basically the same as the timber tone for the rest of the armrests. There is little or no fading of the timber. The timber has a different shine in the areas that were under the armrest protectors. These photos were taken in low lighting conditions so they're not as clear as our normal photos. I've inspected this suite in person and can vouch that there are no condition issues at all that warrant a mention. Overall, BOTH chairs present very well and should last for generations to come. Both chairs swivel nicely. EACH chair has been shown EQUALLY in our selection of photos. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Measurements of the last Tessa swivel chairs we had. (The dimensions here will be very similar.) Across- 79cm. Depth- 79cm. Seat Height- approx 43cm. Total Height- 91cm. Depth of seat- approx 47cm. Comfort is absolutely sensational- you'd be very hard-pressed to find a more comfortable chair. High-back and PERFECT angles for sitting comfort. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Read my 1200+ ebay feedback comments (ALL for furniture and decorative arts SALES) to be assured that the lounges are described as accurately as possible and that I will not purchase items of inferior quality or with significant cosmetic flaws.
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