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- 13 Dec 2017 -
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It has been pretty slow around here for things acquired so maybe starting a new thread will kick start it :)


John Bone coffee table for Mikael Laursen and a Reggiani floor lamp.


The last thing you acquired #54

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- 14 Dec 2017

Found a keeper in this Arne Vodder for Sibast Hifi console! Now to update with quality components :) (so past my area of expertise)

Also found this sleek swing arm lamp. (If anyone has tips on an ID that would be great, if not... it matters naught)

Cheers from Texas!!

- 14 Dec 2017

Hi.

I have something to say. Hi. First

And that's all,

Aunt Mark

- 14 Dec 2017

Redandyellow, what part of Texas? I'm in Houston.

- 14 Dec 2017

Mvalen: I’m in the north Austin area :) i do drive through Houston a few times of month tho

Leif: I’m still curious if you meant we were really in the same ‘ol parts? Maybe you saw the add for the Vodder console? Waiting on bated breath.....

Cheers!

- 15 Dec 2017

Mark - There is a coaster under that plant! Not ideal but it'll do the trick for now ; )

- 15 Dec 2017

I do very much enjoy the look of the vintage receiver/hifi Mark. I just don’t know if there’s a way to update such an old system? The amount I know about electronics fits into a thimble. In a perfect world, I’d want to keep it as period as possible! Here’s a close up!

- 15 Dec 2017

Fucking yummy redandyellowman.. oh my lord.

yup,

Aunt Mark, buzzed,.

and I guess that a coaster will be fine, ponyboy. It's not easy. Just don't forget to feed the birds.

- 15 Dec 2017

I would not change the hifi at all. There is a nice big empty space below the tuner; put an airplay speaker in there. Modern speaker designs can be a tiny fraction of the size of those things with loud and clean sound.

A hifi really only makes sense when it has the original equipment in it. Unfortunately it all became obsolete quickly and most people regarded them as nothing more than a sound system, so when technology moved on the hifi went to the dump. And the few that remained to frequently get debauched by making them into some weird hybrid of old and new. And of course the current technology is obsolete already, so.... So don't touch the original electronics.

I am in a neighboring state.

- 16 Dec 2017

they make TINY amps now (sometime called class-t or class D) that are really wonderful and cheap. You could get some small but good speakers, a bluetooth adapter and the amp and BANG, you have HIFI in a tiny footprint. Leave the guts the same.

OK, does seem like things have slowed a little so here are 2 finds from today and a couple of other recent acquisitions.

1. A weird GIANT aluminum chain link thingy. I guess a sculpture? It has a nice smiths mark on it of a mermaid, which I have not been able to I.D.
2. A recent art purchase. A water color. Love it
3. A Kurt Ostervig arm chair. Love that seat cover. Got it for $5.
4. A fabulously weird dresser or credenza. Everything is laminate except the black parts, which, oddly enough, appear to be oak. Really well made.

- 16 Dec 2017

I'm really bad with settling on any dining chairs I find. I sold my Møllers which I near instantly regretted.

Replaced them with those rosewood Korup Stolefabrik chairs which I really didn't like personally, Kai Kristiansen or not. So they're gone now.

I should be posting another thing on here before Xmas to keep it moving.

But sadly I think they'll be fairly transient as well. I don't even know what dining chairs I'd have in an ideal world.

Oh Well!

Post soon,

Kyle

- 16 Dec 2017

I have the same issue. I lust after dining chairs. We have a large table, though, so getting enough is challenging. We have a mixed bag of Danish dining chairs, Folke Palsson/mobler style, that I have picked up over the years and they have survived the cut. I love the miscellaneous aspect.

- 16 Dec 2017

I couldn't mix and match as I only have space for four dining chairs. But that should make my job easier ostensibly! Set of 4 is easy to come by really.

That Kurt Østervig chair is handsome though. Is it oak?

- 16 Dec 2017

Dear Lord Jesus and...and Rudolph, too.

4 mixed (but socially agreeable) dining chairs have potential. Textile friendly, natch. Marriage made in heaven. Dim lighting.

Hi,

Aunt Mark

ps. I heard a really naughty joke today. from a lady. I could never repeat it.

- 16 Dec 2017

Ugh, dining chairs... such an important yet somewhat difficult task to master. I currently have a set of six moller 78s, but only use four due to having a circular Svend Madsen table. I have to say, I don’t LOVE the marriage. Something seems off! I have an opportunity to snatch up four Moller 75s with cording this weekend for quite a bargain. I do think they would look a tad better with my current table. Idk, well see.... I’m sure we all pass stuff on that we originally thought “I’ll die with these in this house”!! I for one have said it numerous times in my short time collecting!

Cheers!!

- 16 Dec 2017

so dining chairs are a thing then. At least we have support

Teak and oak for the Ostervig. Works better than it sounds.

- 16 Dec 2017

A lucky find with these Danish chairs, with appear to me to be stained oak (under the cane the color is much lighter, and reminds me of another oak HW (edited for Keyle Barret) CH chairs I had once). They have been kept in a cellar for a long time, as dust confirms. But wood seems to be still in good conditions. They did not come for free, but that's the price to pay not to have competition on the internet.
The seats are unfortunately to be redone, while the backs looks still good. I wonder whether I'll be able to find anybody able to take such caning job, and how much that will cost.

Cheers
Ernest.

- 16 Dec 2017

Yes, the dining chair support group really works!

Ernest Rams, those look mighty familiar, I think it might be worth doing a bit of research on them... I hate to invoke the Wegner name with only the faintest of ideas, but I could have sworn he designed a very similar chair.

- 16 Dec 2017

Ernest, anyone who does traditional caning should be able to do those chairs for you. It's all the same technique. The way the cane is fastened on the underside may be a little different but as long as the caner has an original to look at, it's no big deal. Surely there are some people in your area who do caning. Ask some antique shop owners who they use.

- 16 Dec 2017

Thank you Keyle and Spanky. Despite the fact that the backs are still fine, I guess one would need to re-cane those too, otherwise the difference in color would be too evident...

- 16 Dec 2017

I am fairly certain you can stain or dye cane before finishing, to match. Fairly certain.

Edit: are they not CH31 chairs? That's the design I thought.

- 16 Dec 2017

You could try staining it but it would still not have the same look as aged natural cane. Also, the glossy coating on the stop surface of the cane isn't consistent over all of it and has small cracks in it here and there, sometimes to the point of being crazed. The glossy parts won't absorb stain nearly as much as the parts where the gloss has flaked off or cracked. Best just to redo it all of it. That's just how it goes!

- 16 Dec 2017

I am fairly certain that my experience with this pales comparatively to spanky's. Fairly certain.

- 16 Dec 2017

Kyle, you are correct. The topic of a recent string by cdsilva, one of our in-house experts:

http://www.designaddict.com/forum/Identification/Hans-Wegner-Johannes-Ha...

Congrats Ernest, some fine looking chairs.

I have 4 dining sets right now, Set #1 (2 Møller 55s and 4 - 71s) that once recorded will be sold. Set #2 (Kenning Kjaernulf for Bruno Hansen, 2 model 225s and 4 model 150s), which is my current dining set, and will remain as such for years to come. Set #3 (5 Møller 77s) are my favorites, and will be the downstairs dining set. They need a refinishing, and I also need to get rid of one and replace with two 57s. Finally a set of six Paul Volther's (my second set in 2 months), which will be sold just as the first set was. I think dining chairs are so wonderful because they are one of the most simple forms of the chair; an elegant dining set is at the pinnacle of chair design.

- 16 Dec 2017

Got rid of my Møller, currently have a set of wishbones. I missed a pair that I owned years ago, so I got rid of all the Møllers and just have Wishbones

Oak and teak is an excellent combination!

- 16 Dec 2017

I recently missed out on a table and 4 rosewood 77s at a good price, because i was being staunch on price, when in reality even the asking price was more than fair.

In retrospect it was utterly silly because I have the one 57 already.

But in another sense i intend to keep the 57 forever, because I love it not as a dining chair but an occasional chair. So having other chairs clearly denote it's purpose wouldn't have suited me.

I'm rambling.

- 17 Dec 2017

Hi Leif,

How is your experience with the wishbones compared to the mollers?
I obtained a set of four wishbones and moved our moller nr.80's to the attic, but
I have to say there's little comfort in the wegners.
I also find them very low, but maybe I need to use some matching pillows to
even that out...

- 17 Dec 2017

I am very happy with the wishbones. They seem to be the same height as the Møller 71s. They are gorgeous from every angle. Light and strong. Newly woven seats, and tightly woven give the seats a bit of spring.

- 17 Dec 2017

Hi.

Wishbone's are my first choice upon replacement of our early 1990's Roche Bobois "high-back" girls. I want black bones. 6 or 8. patina. Perhaps a cushion. Table will remain. Feed the birds.

Hi,

Aunt Mark

- 17 Dec 2017

I saw something in this thread i wouldn't mind buying, how would i go about that without breaking the site rules?

- 17 Dec 2017

Hahah, tuppence a bag, Mark?

I'd really like Wishbones too. I think my dream chairs are the Knud Faerch 343s by Slagelse. But no chance of me affording them any time soon. The backrests are like an eroded piece of driftwood, no silly shapes.

- 17 Dec 2017

weviestonder, what other people have done in the past is to address the person here in a response, let him or her know you're interested, and provide contact info, usually an email address. Put spaces in it so that you don't get spammed by bots or whatever. You can edit your post later after the other person has acknowledged it. As long as you don't do your haggling here it's ok, at least as far as I know.

- 17 Dec 2017

Other forums allow to send private messages among forum members. I do not know whether something like this could be useful and implemented here.

- 17 Dec 2017

I've always wondered why there was not private message function on this forum. IMO they are useful and hopefully that's something that can happen here someday!

- 17 Dec 2017

The one and only thing that allows this forum to function is that it does not turn into an ugly meat market of private sales. Ernest, please don’t sell the Wegner chairs to this guy if for no better reason than he is trying to bring this place down.

- 18 Dec 2017

Totally understand that position, Leif. I personally have never bought anything from anyone one on a forum but I have used private messages for conversations that didn't necessarily need to be in a thread (instead of hijacking a thread for example or if I felt embarrassed to ask a question publicly). Is it a big problem on other sties?

- 18 Dec 2017

There is infinite variety everywhere. Why look at a rock, and say, “look at you rock. You are all wrong. This is a problem. You must strive to look more like this other rock here”? Now I don’t know if rocks strive to better themselves or not, but if they do, let us hope that they continue to differ in their strivings.

- 18 Dec 2017

I have a deep respect for this Forum as it stands, because it's populated by intelligent, polite and friendly users. And I admire you Leif, always helping people here.

I agreed with the guy interested in my chairs that I will try to find a place to repair them. If that does not work out, I might decide to sell them. I hope for the first option.

Cheers
Ernest

- 18 Dec 2017

Hi Leif! Hans Wegner CH31 chairs, I think when they are in good conditions they go for 800 $/piece, when in bad conditions like mine I would say 250 $/piece (?). Sorry for putting numbers here, I did not know exactly what you wanted to ask me.

Best regards
Ernest.

- 18 Dec 2017

Ernest, now you're just taunting poor Stevie Wonder. I'm sure he'd be more than happy to pay your $250 a pop.

Where have you gone, Ernest T. Poontang? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

- 18 Dec 2017

I'm probably not American enough to get exactly the sense of this nice phrase, but I I thought this was Simon and Garfunkel?

Cheers
Ernest

- 18 Dec 2017

Picked up this flat weave/kilim style rug at a yard sale this weekend. Am thinking its Swedish-but am not certain. Thoughts? Color is off in the first pic...much better in the second.

- 21 Dec 2017

I just hung these on the wall (wires need some finetuning) works on paper by the belgian artist Boronovsky. Rather like the result, as it's a bit more edgy and fun, compared to other things I usually find on my searches.
As I am schooled in the visual arts, I know it's not easy to use colors without becoming decorative or shallow.
Or that's my opinion anyway.

- 21 Dec 2017

Following my previous discussion... I have asked about redoing the cane, and the prices are very similar in Switzerland, Germany or Austria, 600-700 Euro/chair. People tell me it's a lot of work (ca. 20 hours/chair), and many suggest to leave the backs as they are, as still in good conditions. But I can't image different colors of the cane on such chairs. What product could be used to stain the oak ?

Cheers
Ernest.

- 22 Dec 2017

Hi Ernwst,

The two tones of weave will look just fine. Or better.

Best,

Aunt Mark

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