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I need information and a value on a chair that I purchased

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I need information and a value on a chair that I purchased at an auction. I will add photos. There are no markings on the chair. I believe it is a mid century hand strung chair. Anything you can tell me will help.
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 19 days ago.

This is a 1950's-1960's Hans Wegner style folding chair with rope back and seat. These chairs were made in Italy, Yugoslavia, Germany and Japan in the 1960's inspired by the Danish designer Hans Wegner. Companies like Otto Gerdau and Scirocco sold these chairs in the US during this time.

There was also a designer named Ebert Wels that designed a similar chair in 1928. Yours is not a Wels or a true Wegner because on his chair the back was 'flush'/even across the top. You have the vertical sides rising above the horizontal slat by about 2", which is not a known detail of the Danish chairs.

The value of this chair is $200 to $300 retail and would be $600 if it were a signed/labeled Hans Wegner.

Some sites that I recommend are Varagesale.com, Chairish.com, Ioffer.com, Furnishly.com, Deconet.com, Lushpad, Krrb.com, and letgo.com.
You can also go to invaluable.com or liveauctioneers.com and search their directory for an auction house near you and consign to them.
To finish, I will need you to click the five stars at the top of your screen and hit the submit button, thanks!

Expert:  rarewares replied 18 days ago.

Hello,
I am following up to see if you have read your answer and need further help with this item.
Please do let me know.

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