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I purchased these 2 club chairs an settes/benches recently

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I purchased these 2 club chairs an settes/benches recently and want to know their value, the tags have been misplaced (still looking for them) the club chairs are I believe 1930s and are not reproductions, the benches/settes I'm not sure. They remind me
of knoll or probber. Can I give me your opinion, as I am selling them, and want to be wise on the pricing.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appraisals
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Expert:  Steven-R replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am pleased to help with your lounge chairs, often called mid-century modern "box" chairs. I do not think they are Knoll, however, and they are likely closer in age to the late 1940s to mid 1950s in that form. Harvey Probber did design a similar chair, but those examples tend to have a slightly different form overall. I honestly doubt they are by either, in all candor, and not quite as old as you suppose. The framed settees do not appear to be any older than the 1960s or 1970s and are likely copies, sorry.

As for value, the box chairs should bring from $550 to $850 each while the others may stumble above $200, sorry to say. Many similar examples to popular forms of the era were heavily duplicated by many manufactures who sold them via a wide array of formats, from outright furniture chain stores to mail order catalogs such as Montgomery Ward or Sears and Roebuck. Original forms are generally very clearly marked, also, while copies tend to be unmarked.

If I may assist you further in any manner, please do not hesitate to ask.

With kind regards,