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QUESTION: I bought 4 chairs with a stamped signature on the underside of the chair the reads Jacob & Josef Kohn Wien Austria. There is also paper stamps underneath. I cannot find these chairs anywhere on the internet. They have a pressed seat with a big design with what appears to be 2 lion heads and 2 pressed pieces of wood for backrest one at the top has a design with what appears to have a harp with a face on each side and one smaller strip in the middle with what appears to be a floral pattern. The chairs are numbered on the bottom of the all four bent wood frames numbered 62, 63, 64, and 65. Can you tell me anything about these chairs and what they are worth.

ANSWER: Please send me a photo and I will try to help.

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QUESTION: Good Morning Michael,

Any information yet? I am excited to find out.

ANSWER: Please send me a photo and I will try to help

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QUESTION: Here is a picture. I thought i sent it before but it must have been lost.

This European cafe chair was made between 1890 and 1910 and was a mass produced chair, that probably were made in large quantities of least 10,000 units,  I need to see the underside of the chair seat to confirm my analysis. For now, I would estimate that this chair is worth between $100 dollars and $200 dollars if you are lucky.

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I will attempt to answer questions about European Antique Furniture and 20th Century Decorative arts and Design furniture, including 18th century & 19th century construction details, style, period and the craftsmen and manufactures that created them, I will also attempt to answer questions about buying European Antiques and how to become a expert collector, my speciality is French, Italian, English, Irish, Spanish, Belgium, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, German, and Swiss.


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