Featured Help needed identifying vintage Dutch chair

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by You're Welcome, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Hi there,

    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    I recently bought this chair at auction and I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction.

    Does anyone know what the period, designer or name of this chair is?

    Thanks a million in advance!

  2. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum, Loucas! :)
    Glad you came out of the shadows! :)
  3. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Love it!
  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Glad you came out of hiding, Loucas.
  5. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Great chair,love the lines. Very MCM.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  6. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Hi Loucas!

    Welcome to Antiquers!
  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The chair could be Danish, but I wouldn't rule out Dutch, especially with that seat. Dutch designers also made furniture that was sort of Danish looking.
    This looks like Danish design meets Dutch rustic.

    This is the startpage of the database of a Dutch auction house specialised in 20th century design. Both Dutch and international:

    Maybe a bit too extensive, so I have selected 'chair' to make it easier:
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    looks comfy....nice purchase !!!
  9. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    WELCOME Loucas !!! ... and as for the chair .. LOVE IT !!! ... Joy.
  10. I actually ended up finding it hahaha.

    Thanks to all involved!

    Turns out that it is a Dutch chair design often attributed to Bas van Pelt, manufactured for De Ster Gelderland in the 1950's.

    The one that I found has the original fabric on it, apparently rarer to find these. Pretty happy that I found it for next to nothing. Can anyone recommend a good way of cleaning the upholstery on the backrest?

    Thanks again for all the support and glad to finally be apart of the community!

  11. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Glad you found it and thanks for updating your post. Someone may benefit in the future from the info. Someone may be along with cleaning suggestions.
  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Vacuum the back with an old stocking over the cleaner nozzle. Get a clean piece of old towel and carefully rub it over. That will get most off. If you can then get foam carpet cleaner, I'd spray some of that on a clean cloth and work it on, carefully. Better still are Astonish soap bars, if you can find one - not directly applied, but again using a clean cloth. Don't overwet.
  13. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    I always use cheap shaving cream. Spray into a white towel wipe it on and let dry. Then run the vacuum cleaner or it. It will pick up a lot of the dirt.
    scoutshouse, Houseful, judy and 4 others like this.
  14. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Shaving cream is a thought. I vacuum before cleaning, just so as the crud doesn't mix with the cleaning stuff.
  15. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Any time i pick up a new or used piece of furniture the first thing I do is vacuum the Hell out of it and then clean the upholstery.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

  17. I've been looking around for a resale value of the chair. I've found a couple of listed chairs in the same condition etc. but going for ridiculous prices.

    Is there a rule of thumb when it comes to pricing on the internet or is that just how much these things move for generally? Like, to me every price I've been seeing is really high and I wonder if these sellers actually move anything?

    You know, I don't want to put a price on it and have it sit around for years but I also don't want to do myself in by pricing it too low.
  18. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Set the price you want...you think is fair.....you can always lower it !

    But yes...some folks set a price...and just leave it there !!
    Wishing ...hoping....praying someone will come along....& if not ...they don't care!
  19. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    oh...PS... if it's a low price...for a nice item...it should sell quick......
    isn't that better than having it sit till 2033.............
  20. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Beat AND vacuum! :)

    Welcome, @Loucas Polydorou ! Nice job finding it :)

    For prices I try to find at least 3 recent sales of comparable items and average. You can filter sold items on PicClick...

    They're not to hard to find on Google as DeSter Gelderland chair, sold and unsold. Even selecting chairs with wooden spOkeechobee(autocorrect (!!)) backs will lead you to chairs with upholstery like yours.

    If i can only find retail, i do the same and cut it in half. At least it's a fair price to start... and factor in the original fabric.

    Fun chair!
    judy, komokwa and i need help like this.
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