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Browkin
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16/02/2022 12:54 pm  

Hi folks. 

I find now and then midcentury tables together with some Moller chairs. Then I think the table might be also from Moller, but in most times the tables have no stamp or sticker. Does  anybody know a reliable source where I could find some info about original Moller tables? 

PS: J.L.Moller does not offer tables on their webpage. Wondering if they ever produced tables or it might always be trading goods for them, since stamps on tables are extremely rare. 

 

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Browkin
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16/02/2022 12:58 pm  

PS: I did write that question to J.L.Moller and here is their answer: 

Hi,

Thank you for your mail and your interest in our products! 😊

Unfortunately, there is no 'reliable' source telling which table is ours and which is not.

However, you can look under the table and some of them might have our logo or another indicator that it was made here at the factory.

Sorry I am not till much help.

Have a nice day.

Best Regards,
J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik


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Browkin
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16/02/2022 1:13 pm  

Here is an example of recently purchased table: 

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Andersen
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16/02/2022 2:38 pm  

@Browkin this specific table was designed by Grete Jalk, the producer I do not know. Cheers


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Browkin
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16/02/2022 2:46 pm  

@andersen: Thank you. That helps. 


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leif ericson - Zephyr Renner
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16/02/2022 3:19 pm  

This is a Grete Jalk design? Do you have documentation on that?  (It is not a Møller table by the way).  


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mark737
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16/02/2022 8:49 pm  

There are a few in teak and oak listed by sellers as Grete Jalk for Glostrup.  At least one (pictured) had a tag.  

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16/02/2022 8:56 pm  

Another one with a sticker still attached. 

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leif ericson - Zephyr Renner
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17/02/2022 3:56 pm  

Interesting. So definitely made by Glostrup. Does that get us all the way to Grete Jalk?


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17/02/2022 4:52 pm  

I knew this table as Grete Jalk, and not sure this is one of those attributions that started somewhere and everybody on the internet just adopts it. That would be interesting to confirm it. Does a Glostrup catalogue exist ?


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leif ericson - Zephyr Renner
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18/02/2022 10:00 am  

I have only ever seen one page from a Glostrup catalog and that one page showed that a design formerly said to be Arne Vodder for Glostrup was actually Svend Aage Eriksen.  So I am not at all confident that anything made by Glostrup was designed by Grete Jalk or anybody it is commonly said to be except that one chair by SÅE.


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18/02/2022 1:34 pm  

Just adding this image to the conversation. FWIW.

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Andersen
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18/02/2022 1:42 pm  

Well, it is correct to say that Grete Jalk designed for Glostrup. It's clear that unless one finds a catalogue page or any other proof, it's hard to say from where that attribution comes from. The legs of that table and how they are shaped when they meet the table frame speak for Grete Jalk, but that could be a coincidence.


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cdsilva
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18/02/2022 6:33 pm  

The only documentation I have found that connects Grete Jalk to Glostrup is in a recent book: Den Store Dansk Mobelguide. But the above catalog page from lexi shows that even Per H Hansen gets it wrong every now and then. It's possible however.

Attributions involving Grete can be confusing. I have 5-6 catalogs that give design credit for a flip-top bar cart to the maker, Poul Jeppesen. Yet, I own a rosewood version of this cart which has a PJeppesen sticker that says it was designed by Grete.

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Andersen
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18/02/2022 9:11 pm  

That flip-top bar cart is quite famous and always attributed to Jalk. Now that I think about it, it's quite funny that Grete Jalk took the time to compile the four volumes about the guild exhibitions but never put together a book about her own designs. The furniture index provides already a good summary of the Jalk's designs. I think the problem with the table in question is that it belongs to an era where things were not documented so well anymore, most likely mid sixties or so.


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