Here's a post for the Wegner enthusiasts out there.
A Wegner chair was listed and quickly sold yesterday on eBay. It had a $500 starting price with reserve, but no "Buy-It-Now" feature. A couple of hours later it was sold for $2500 after the auction was changed to Buy-It-Now. The seller only had two eBay transactions and zero feedback.
Back to the chair, it appeared to be in very good vintage condition, and I thought I recognized it as being an armchair version of Carl Hansen's CH-31, except the seller was showing a Johannes Hansen tag underneath. Upon checking online and in my Wegner 100 chairs book, I could not find a documented CH armchair version of CH-31. In the more comprehensive thumbnail sketch library in the back of the book, there is a JH armchair that looks to be the same chair as on eBay. Unfortunately, the sketch library does not list model numbers, only the maker and year.
As per the book, the armchair was designed in 1951 and made by JH, while the side chair (CH-31) was designed in 1956 and made by CH. I did find a sold 1stDibs listing with both chairs in the same photo, and would be hard-pressed to believe that they are by different makers. The listing itself only references CH and shows one CH label.
Is my above understand correct, in that CH never made an armchair version of CH-31? And does anyone know the model number for this JH chair? There are only two archived listings for this chair under Liveauctioneers, so it clearly doesn't surface very often; let alone in an eBay listing with garage photos and an unknown seller. Thanks.