Just last weekend we found five danish teak chairs sitting perfectly lined along a farmhouse driveway. Road trips are the best way to discover vintage scores because you never know what you might find along the road. It was a savoury sight for a Teak lover, and with eyes wide we swerved the car over onto the gravel shoulder in a cloud of dust, waited for a break in traffic and spun the car back around for some investigation.
We know how to restore teak furniture however the chairs were in great condition, all mid 1960s teak dining chairs. Upholstered in 1967. The gentleman who was having the sale walked over to us. His pants were hiked up and he had a farm-tractor-equipment hat on that was tipped to the side. He said “Well, hello! Inherited a whole Danish Teak dining room set and hutch from my uncle years ago, the Teak chairs came with it but we never liked em, so I stuck em in the basement.” Affixed to one of the chairs was a piece of masking tape, in pen was scrawled $10.00.
I asked what the best price he could give me for all five was. He said “you know they’re solid Teak wood! …well…what would you offer?” I said “$40 cash for the whole lot.” We shook hands. The obsession with Danish Teak furniture continues.
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