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I recently won a mid century Morganton dining room set at a local auction. I reached out to the folks at Drexel, to see if they could give me any idea of whether the chair upholstery is leather or vinyl. Unfortunately, they could not provide the info I desired because the dining room set apparently was produced before the 2 companies merged. Would you happen to know if Morganton used leather or vinyl in the 1950's for their dining room chairs?

Expert's Assistant: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Is there anything else important you think the Appraiser should know?

I have 2 Captain chairs and 4 side chairs. All the chairs are in mint condition, with no holes or tears. I would like to know the material of the chairs so I can care for them properly

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Appraiser: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 7 months ago
Doris
Doris, Personal Property Appraiser
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Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques and art collector as well as dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you. Please know I do not send pop-up offers. Although I am USPAP-trained, the assessments given here do not meet USPAP requirements.

Thoughtful responses take time. My responses are not instantaneous.

Morganton Furniture Co chairs are generally leather. If these were created in mid century, they may have vinyl replacements.

I use a canned paste wax to care for my leather pieces.

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