Vintage Dux Chairs

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2015-06-26 10:31:52

Vintage Dux Chairs are original chairs that were distributed by the Swedish furniture manufacturer and supplier, Dux Inc.

History & Description

Dux Inc. was established in 1926 by the Ljung family, who over four generations have produced some of the most comfortable and innovative furniture to emerge from Scandinavia.

Dux Inc. furniture was extremely popular in the 1950s through to the 1970s and promoted a style of design commonly referred to as Scandinavian Modern. Dux chairs of this period were designed by some of Scandinavia’s leading furniture designers, such as Folke Ohlsson, Bruno Mathesson, Alf Svensson and Sam Larsson.

Guide for collectors

Instances of vintage Dux chairs sold at auction are quite common, particularly in the United States. Prices tend to range between $500 and $1,000.

An item’s price is determined by its condition, age and designer. While there is already a growing demand for mid-twentieth century Scandinavian furniture designers, the most prominent and desirable are Folke Ohlsson and Bruno Mathesson.

The most expensive recorded Dux chairs sold at auction were a pair of “Eva” chairs, designed by Bruno Mathesson and sold for $3,500 through Wright in Chicago Illinois, in December 2009.

Notable auction sales

On November 1st 2008 at Concept Art Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a pair of Dux Modern Chairs, made of teak and rosewood, realised a price of $850.

On February 14th 2009 at Rago Arts & Auction Centre in Lambertville, New Jersey, a Dux teak lounge chair and ottoman, realised a price of $600.

On March 27th 2011 at Myers Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Florida, a walnut framed lounge chair and ottoman, designed by Folke Ohlsson, realised a price of $600.

On June 23rd 2007 at Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers in Massachusetts, a pair of lounge chairs, designed by Bruno Mathesson, realised a price of $600.

On May 4th 2008 at Treadway Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, a "Pernilla" chair, designed by Bruno Mathesson, realised a price of $1,100.

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