Speaking of licensed crap, maybe someone can enlighten me.
Went during lunch to check out what was being sold as a Ralph Lauren Chair and Ottoman. Only photo online looked to be a Writer's Chair from RL (link below).
However, when I get there a few things send up red flags. 1. No RL tag at all. 2. No exposed nail heads on the base of the chair. 3. Ottoman doesn't match the ottoman on the RL site, it is narrower and no nailhead/tufted top. 4. The only tags on it are from Whittemore Sherrill, but everything I read online said Henredon produces the Writer's Chair for RL.
However, even though it does not say its RL, she is adamant it is.
I then go to Whittemore Sherrill's site and find the two items below.
Both chair and ottoman are on their own site (still small detailed differences, could have changed design over years), however, a very striking resemblance to the RL model.
I can't find anything online noting WS prices, but does anyone know how it compares to Henredon? Is this woman just BSing me, or did WS perhaps make the chair in the past for RL but now production has gone to Henredon? I believe there is/was a lower line of Ralph Lauren Furniture, so could this be a cheaper model?