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afternoon sun 2, recently submitted to our Mid-Century, Modern Group by mondolind
i own two of the chairs included in this photo. do you happen to know any background on them?
the only markings are a ‘made in yugoslavia’ mark under the front seat lip and the remnants of a sticker whose writing wore off long ago. must be a knock off of similar designs coming out of denmark in the ’60s (?). as an aside, it was purchased for $30 many years ago at a junk store and is also part of a pair. perhaps my news year’s resolution should be to finally have it sanded, refinished & reupholstered. :)
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