I appreciate the attempt.
Basically, my situation is that I'm interested in this: http://www.modernclassic.cn/html/Juliana_Armchair.htm
Which costs $185 incl shipping, but not duties -- and in cherry, not in birch. It's a knockoff of this Hans Wegner, called "the chair" or "round chair," made famous in the Kennedy/Nixon debates: http://www2.arch.uiuc.edu/research/e...ound_chair.jpg
It's similar to this at DWR for about $700: http://www.dwr.com/product/categorie...na-armchair.do
Which is made by Aristeu Pires in Brazil, who also makes a Hans Wegner chair: http://220.127.116.11/translate_c?hl...ebpgD2aROC88JQ
An official version of which is made in Denmark by PP Mobler, but for $4000: http://www.metropolismag.com/cda/story.php?artid=2988
I'm thinking of buying a pair from Modern Classic/Yadea. But I'd like to know more about them. The first few pages of Google on them are all either versions of their website, or weird furniture sites w/ links to the Yadea site. Of course, their weirdness may just be a weirdness to me, and I know nothing about furniture.