These chairs sold for $1595 THE PAIR back in 2007. These days in 2018 if I got the exact same pair of chairs I’d price them at about $2900-$3200 THE PAIR. This listing has been uploaded for research purposes and for people to express interest in buying or SELLING a similar item through iNVISeDGE. Click on the links below. Commission fees for selling an item like this in iNVISeDGE are from 5% – 18.5%.


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Background Info and Provenance

(Written in 2007. I would write this description a lot differently 12 years on but have decided to include it as it was written back then.)

These chairs sold for $1595 THE PAIR back in 2007. (About $800 each.) A dealer in Melbourne bought them and on-sold them. These days in 2018 if I got the exact same pair of chairs I’d price them at about $2900-$3200 THE PAIR. They’re an extremely rare Parker design- I’ve seen this design only a handful of times in the 17 years I’ve been in this business.

Background Info and Provenance

Written back in 2007!

When I first saw these my heart skipped a beat- I thought they were the first Finn Juhl armchairs I’d ever seen in the flesh. I soon realised they were not Juhl pieces but are in fact very rare Parker pieces. I have been actively searching for this type of furniture for five years and this is the first time I’ve seen this particular design by Parker (I haven’t even seen a photo of them before). In my opinion this is the very best work Parker did and in fact of the era. The sculptural elegance of these chairs and the stunning fluidity put this pair in a league of their own. These have obviously been inspired by Juhl’s work and to be honest I am in awe of how Parker have pulled this off. Refined elegance, subtle flowing movement in the design and the completely SOLID construction vintage Parker items are renowned for. One of my staff agree that these are just stand-out pieces and amongst the best items we’ve ever stocked. These are a very solid investment, it’s a design you will probably never see again and in a very popular style that can’t be readily reproduced. If chairs of this quality were made today they would fetch at least $3000 to $4000 the PAIR because there’s a lot of work involved- much of it done BY HAND. These have a lot more work in them compared to any other Parker chair and I’d say the extra cost meant they didn’t sell many at the time which accounts for why there are so few around- a great investment for the astute buyer.



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