Pair of 1960s Moller Model 57 rosewood carver chairs by J.L.Moller
Designed by Niels Moller in the late 1950s and produced by his family firm of J.L.Moller of Denmark . Moller are probably Denmark’s most famous mid-century maker of dining chairs , and they’re one of the few companies who are still producing some of their original designs to this day , This model doesn’t appear to be currently made , and their new chairs are extremely expensive . Moller chairs are known for the equisite and careful restrained detailing which only the best chair makers can produce . Chair making has always been a speciality which is a totally different skill from that used by a cabinet maker .
This lovely pair has been cleaned and oiled and they’re looking great with no signs of damage or wear . The seats are upholstered in their original black imitation leather which back in the 1960s was more commonly used than leather even on the most expensive chairs . Our upholsterer can re-upholster in leather .
Moller Model 57 is the carver version of the more commonly seen Model 75 . Carver chairs were always much more expensive than standard dining chairs so were more of a luxury at a time of less affluence than today , so original vintage ones are really hard to find .