Alright, I am going to save Spanky the trouble of having to start a new thread this time. When we get over 100 posts, and more than 3 pages, it is usually time....
I got a cart and 4 tables. I am actually really excited for this find, as it is one of my favorite forms for the tea-cart medium in Danish furniture. While I have no ill will towards the tea cart, I usually find that their primary utility is as a plant stand, display for pottery, or some other static use. While I have used one of my carts for actually serving a couple times, far and away they usually sit unused. This piece however, will certainly provide utility for those nights dinner is served somewhere other than dinner table (which is fairly often in our house). Plus it has 5 separate surfaces for display, cocktail parties, and a myriad of other applications.
It is overall in pretty good shape. The original owner, is was told, got a bit careless in her old age, and one of the daughters (thanks for the term Leif) was stained. Not anything some Oxalic Acid wont remedy, but otherwise I will let these exist as is, with no refinishing.
I have seen lots of these out there with the square legs and Eastern European origin, but very few actual Hundevad and Co pieces with the round legs. It also seems that Hundevad and Co produced this design in both 4 and 3 table versions. Not sure anyone was ever able to narrow down exactly who designed them, but it would seem that Carlo Jensen is the most likely candidate.