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  1. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

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    Did he mention that the top is married to that base? The top looks much older than the base itself , the base is so bright that it leads me to believe it is not from 18C.
     
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    No marriage, arranged or by shotgun. The brightness was deliberate to show the curly maple. Patina and aging are consistent throughout.
     


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    I'm not suspect of it, but do you have pic of the surfaces up close.?
     


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    Anyone have any good leads on Kaare Klint Safari chairs? Been interested in acquiring a pair...
     


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    I can find them new for around 2250 each... so something at a better price than that would be great...
     


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    Google Image search with 3 months filter:"Kaare Klint Safari chairs sale".
     
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    I own this chair - found it in an elderly neighbors garage. The paperwork that came with it says it was made in Pakistan. The year I do not know.
     


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    I am afraid you have just started a mid-century craze in Pakistan and that is my friend is nothing to toy with. People will be beheaded and sofas blown up.
     
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    :lol:


    Auction last night, picked up these:


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    The Wallace Nutting is mid-level, not of the highest end stuff, but its certainly well made and I find its size and thin legs are very attractive.
     
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    Nice legs indeed :nodding:
    The chest of drawers looks old , nice patina or is it just the lighting? Both pieces are definitely draw attention.

    From Wiki: Wallace Nutting Furniture and Wallace Nutting hand colored photos. Wallace Nutting is famous for
    is hand colored photos and for his fine reproduction furniture made from 1918-1941. He was considered the fore-
    most authority on antiques and amassed a huge collection of period antiques which he later sold to J.P. Morgan and
    today is part of the Wadsworth Atheneum collection in Hartford, CT. A lack of good quality affordable antique
    furniture spurred Wallace Nuttings passion to begin his furniture business. Wallace Nutting was the author of many
    books, his Furniture Treasury book is considered the finest book ever published on early American antiques.
    Today, signed Wallace Nutting pieces are very difficult to find and will often sell for more at auction than period pieces.
     
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    Yeah, his book on Windsor chairs is brilliant.

    I think the chest is more the lighting than age. Its definitely reproduction, late '30's is my guess.
     


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    You have really nice carpets. I like that one under the single drawer stand. What are they and do you buy them locally?
     


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