Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Old chairs


Henrik wrote at 2013-02-17 17:26:23
Dear John & Fred,

My great-grandfather (John August Johnsson or Jansson) was probably business partner with J.P.Sj÷berg. I think the "& Co" in the company name refers to my great-grandfather.

It was interesting to read that they also made some furniture. My g-grandfather later returned to Sweden, where he started another company making... yes, furniture.  :)

And my g-grandfather's father, was in the horse wagon business. So my g-grandfather might have picked up some useful knowledge about wagons from his father.

I noticed that this Q/A thread is a few years old. But John, if you read this... It would be interesting to know if you've found more info about this company.

It seems I'm not allowed to include my email address in this post, but I've written it in a separate field. I hope you can see it or get it in some way. Otherwise please leave a new reply in this thread so we can try to get in touch.

Best regards from Henrik, Sweden.

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