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Alvar Aalto Model 91 Dining Table & Six Chairs by Finmar Circa 1940

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    Alvar Aalto Model 91 Dining Table & Six Chairs by Finmar Circa 1940

    Magnificent and extremely rare Alvar Aalto Model 91 Dining Table & six Model 611 Dining Chairs manufactured by Finmar Ltd Finland circa 1940, the beautiful circular Model 91 dining table made from the finest Karelian Birch veneer with its original Lazy Suzan centre tray, raised on four bent rectangular legs, with original Finmar plaque and branded stamp applied to the underside, originally designed in 1933, matched with a set of six Model 611 stacking chairs upholstered in tan leather to the seats and seat backs all with brass stud detail also made from Karelian Birch, all pieces with Finmar plaques and stamps to the underside of each chair, originally designed in 1929, this set is about to go to our master restorer for a full top to toe restoration and will be ready in around 4 weeks, Karelian Birch burr is one of the most distinctive and rare in the world, although birch is grown all over Finland, it’s the unique soils of the small area of Karelia that give it its beautiful grain, recognised by Finnish craftsmen in the 18th century, the birch burr has been used for the world’s most covetable furniture ever since, tightly controlled felling and the fact that it can only be harvested in mid-winter when the ground is frozen, make it a rare wood used for premium pieces of furniture, but it is also sustainable, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own something so rare and prized, simply amazing, reserve now.

    Provenance: Private London collection purchased from new by previous owner

    Summery:
    Mid Century
    Finland?Alvar Aalto
    Manufactures by Finmar
    Stamped
    Table Model 91
    Chairs Model 611
    Six Chairs
    Karelian Birch?Original
    Circa 1940?Investment
    Practical & Beautiful

    Condition:
    The set is offered in original used condition with lots of age related wear, scuffs, scratches, the leather on chairs is faded and worn but perfectly useable as is, small repair to one of the chairs, this set will be sent to our restorer for full restoration.

    Dimensions Table:
    Diameter: 51” / 130cm
    Height: 28” / 71.5cm

    Dimensions Chairs:
    Width: 19” / 48.5cm
    Depth: 18” / 48cm
    Height: 32” / 80cm
    Floor to seat: 17” / 43cm
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Finland
    Period: 1920-1949
    Creation Date: 1940
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 564264
  • Dimensions
    H. 28 in; Diam. 51 in;
    H. 71.12 cm; Diam. 129.54 cm;
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