Saarinen dining table question.
I'm thinking about buying a marble top oval shaped Saarinen table from someone. I have no doubt it's a real Knoll item from looking at other items this guy has in his house. but it doesn't have any lables on it. Today I went to Design Within Reach and looked at the Saarinen coffie table. It didn't have any lable on it either. Is this normal for these tables? Does anyone have a Saarinen table that has a Knoll lable?
I have the small end table,...
I have the small end table, vintage, and it has a Knoll label.
I found another 36" (I think) white melamine topped tulip dining table at auction with two tulip chairs. The chairs had labels but the table did not. I assume it is Knoll but I've seen many pedestals at auctions with the same profile and dimensions but with non-Saarinen tops on them. I don't know if these are Saarinen bases with replaced tops or if the base was just widely copied. I think probably the latter.
I own four bases now, two that had throwaway tops and two with tops that look authentic. I spent a lot of time comparing them to photos of authentic Saarinen bases and I finally gave up and decided it didn't matter. It helps that I got them all very very cheap, though.
Try not to be tricked by the magnificence of the Tulip table to expect it is a sensitive household item. No, this table is tough and intended to be utilized. Its halfway positioned single leg may have you re-thinking its soundness, yet you can have confidence that it is pretty much as consistent as its standing.
The highest point of certified Saarinen table screws down onto a solitary strung bar on the highest point of the base. At the point when the tabletop is set up, you ought not to perceive any noticeable screws between the top and the base." Be certain to quantify the table. Both round and oval variants ought to be 28 1/4 inches tall.