Armchair - is it worth repairing? Who made it?
Thank you! I've had handfuls of reproductions, but it looks like this is the first actual Buch chair I've come across. Still not sure what to do with only one of them, but it can join my other singletons. Here it is after my belated repair. Like I said, (almost) any wood furniture is repairable given enough time.
I forgot that it was gropius' chair that started this whole thread. Looking good. The OD production isn't a collectors item, but I had a set for many years, and the armchairs are very comfortable. If you don't use it at a dining/kitchen table, it would also work well as a desk chair or random sitting chair somewhere around the house.
And since this thread is active again, mark737, any developments on your set. If you've taken them apart more, it would be great to see more photos of them.
@cdsilva No, sadly I have made little progress on my chairs. I did knock one joint apart and can share a better shot of the mortise and tenon. If there are any other details you think would be interesting I can take some more photos.
@groupius Your chair looks great. I've got six available if you want a full set. They just need cleaning, joint repairs, oiling, and new upholstery.
I don't have any hard evidence to back this up, but I still think your chairs are earliest handmade production by Povl Dinesen. That mortise and tenon joint reminds me of a Wegner JH515 joint that I reglued a few years ago.
It would be great if another example like this turned up in Denmark somewhere.
I also have two arm chairs and i want to know what are the proper cleaning steps to clean it. Thanks.
I’ve had a number of OD 49/50 chairs over the years, but picked up my first set of PD 7/7A chairs. Interesting to finally be able to compare firsthand all the detail differences. Although Povl Dinesen was a cabinetmaker and exhibited at the annual guild exhibition, it is difficult to determine how much he outsourced after adding the retail side of the business. 8 of the 9 chairs are leather.
still interested in what has become of Mark’s set. The PD version of the design is much closer to the OD Mobler production than Mark’s chairs.
@cdsilva Nice set. I'm embarrassed to report that mine remain in the project queue but I'm determined to get to them soon. Here's a new shot of one with the seat and back rest removed. I reread this whole thread, which inspired me to search again for any versions that look mine, but came up empty.