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Hello Michael,

I find your articles very interesting. I have a question to ask you: I have inherited my grandma's belongings and I have found this very rare chair which I cannot really find on the internet. It is clearly an inspired "egg chair" but it does not quite look like the real one. It looks to me like a 1970's piece of furniture but I'm not sure as I am really not an expert. It has four wooden legs. My mum says she doesn't remember when the chair was purchased but she reckons it's been home for a very, very long time. We really don't know what we have in terms of the origins/manufacturing of this chair...

Here are some pictures. If you could please have a look and tell me what you think it would be very much appreciated.

Thank You so much!!!


I need to see photos of the base and an image of the entire piece. At first glance this looks like it could be Danish circa 1960s/1970's but I need to see the base to be sure of my analysis. This is not really called an egg chair or even inspired by it, it is just a high back lounging armchair.

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