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QUESTION: Hi, I was wondering if you know the maker of this chair? I have a pair.
The seat material feels like vinyl. The bentwood has some
wear. I'm curious of their value as well. Thank you for your time.

ANSWER: I have seen this chair before, it is Danish circa 1960, for me to give you the name of the designer would take a lot of time to research, It looks like Hans Wegner but I am not sure.  knowing the name of the designer would increase the value of the chairs.

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QUESTION: Thank you for your response. What price tag would you give
These chairs without knowing the designer? Thanks again,
I appreciate your time.

If this were an unknown Danish designer that worked for a large mass manufacturing furniture company that was producing designs inspired by other designers around the same time as some of the great Danish designers, then this type of chair could be found in vintage furniture stores for 200 euros to 400 euros. if you find documentation of the chair designer from a 1960 decoration magazine then the chair could be worth 1,500 euros per chair and if it was one of the great Danish designers like Hans Wegner then it could be worth around 3,000 to  4,000 euros per chair.  

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