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mamafox
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2008 02:21:50 PM »

what a great redo!!
I think it looks awesome and to me the fabric totally fits it!!
Great job!!
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2008 02:55:58 PM »

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The chair is "Danish Modern" from the early/mid 60's.
I respectfully disagree, The Danish Modern movement started in the 40's, by the 60's DM furniture was starting to get the tiniest bit of curving lines in straight pieces like legs- this is clearly an early sample.

My mom & dad bought a similar chair recently (their whole house is DM) and spent $250 on it Smiley clearly a great chair. Again this is a restoration more than a renovation, the fabric really suits it nicely. I'm so pleased to see these great older chairs being loved!!

I'd bet that chair is Teak too from it's warm color when you showed it stripped- really solid.
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FarahAbood
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2008 06:34:40 PM »

good job!
I like the color.
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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2008 07:55:31 PM »

Thanks so much for all the nice comments!  I'm really happy with how it came out. 

I don't know a thing about it's history and the Danish Modern idea is really interesting.  I have a feeling it's a knock-off if it's anything, though.  The only thing I know for sure is that it's stamped "Made in Yugoslavia" on the underside. 

Maybe I'll take on Antiques Roadshow - and I can be the one who gets told "If you'd only left the original (half-removed) finish and the original pleather cushion covers, then this chair would be worth an obscene amount of money!"   Grin  (yeah, I'm a PBS geek!) 
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ingysoup
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2008 08:19:07 PM »

I love your re-do!  The funny thing is I had this exact same chair about 7 years ago - bought at GoodWill.  I loved it, but developed back problems and found it hard to get in and out of.  The pleather was torn on the underside as well, so some lucky garbage picker at my apt complex picked it up! 

Anyhow, really cute choice of fabrics...and isn't sanding a royal pain?
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2008 02:38:08 AM »

This is beautiful.  I love this style of chair.  I really like what and how you've turned something awful looking into something very stylish.  I've been looking for a chair in that syle for months, but never seem to find in the SE UK.

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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2008 07:09:04 AM »

Wow! Great job. It looks like the kind of chair that sells for 500 dollars! Looks like a lot of work! Beautiful Smiley
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2008 07:23:44 AM »

Actually I think "made in Yugoslavia" confirms it's older date Smiley If it was made in America it would be much newer. It may very well be a first generation.
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2008 01:05:01 PM »

This is awesome! I am also a lover of natural wood grains, and I totally appreciate how much work that would have been, kudos to you!
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sambag
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2008 07:24:18 AM »

Beautiful! I love it!
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