N O Moller 1962 Dining Chair
 made 1970-79

Paere Dansk mostly stocks vintage rosewood dining chairs made before 1970 but has a limited number of rosewood chairs made after 1970 of Indian rosewood. About 1970, timber agents in Denmark stopped importing rosewood from Brazil and replaced this source with rosewood from India. The scientific name for Brazilian rosewood is dalbergia nigra, or "black" rosewood. Whereas Indian rosewood is generally a red-brown, Brazilian rosewood offers dark-brown frames that can be near black when sanded down to restore original appearance. Paere Dansk as a principal does not use stains or other colouring on wood unless requested by the buyer.

Alternatively, being 50 years old, chairs can be purchased with a professional wax that preserves a golden honey coloured patina and contrasting black veins. Brazilian rosewood will have more and more dramatic black figure ithan Indian rosewood, which will only display dark growth rings. Interestingly, this dramatic figure was not as visible when new as today. Over 50 years, daylight has faded out the background browns, leaving the growth rings and black veins contrasting against yellow and honey brown.

Chairs are available for viewing before restoration, allowing the buyer to specify polishing and upholstery. The pictures on this page show an example of a chair made 1970-90 that has been re-upholstered in new leather and sanded down to show the original and natural colour of Indian rosewood. . Chairs that, by virtue of having excellent condition original seats, are intended to be sold without reupholstery and re-polishing may be listed separately on this website.

The prices shown vary by upholstery selected in-store by the customer.

Height: 81 cm
Width:  50 cm
Depth: 48 cm
Seat Height: 44.5 cm

Premium leather: £2,260
Aniline leather/Kvadrat fabric: £ 2,200
COM: £2140