I have two unrelated identification questions for you, hoping you can help.
I recently picked up a craigslist special teak frame sofa, haven't identified the designer yet but bears a strong resemblance to classic Jalk sofas.
I feel like I'm going crazy but the webbing on the seats seems to be noticeably narrower than regular Pirelli webbing. I've replaced webbing before and I know that it can shrink somewhat as it ages, but, to my eyes, even the webbing slots look narrower than normal.
Am I crazy? Were alternative webbing widths ever used in this era?
Pictures to follow, just wanted to see if anyone had encountered anything similar.
Second question - is the colour of teak correlated in any way with the era of production? I am still relatively new to dealing in these pieces but it seems that (beyond the issue of finish) the really lovely dark red-hued teak that I've grown obsessed with tends to be more commonly found in 50s'60s stuff, whereas lighter teak seems more common in 70's stuff onward. My entirely unsubstantiated but seemingly logical theory is that craftsmen working in the 50s-60s had access to much older (and, possibly darker?) teak trees, whereas, due to massive depletion in supply, subsequent craftsmen mainly had to use younger teak that may have been lighter. Thoughts?
Thanks as always, this forum has been immensely helpful.
Thanks in advance.