Vintage Parker Knoll Chairs

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2015-06-26 10:33:42

Vintage Parker Knoll Chairs are collectible chairs made by Parker Knoll, a British furniture manufacturing company that was founded by both Frederick Parker (a prominent British furniture manufacturer) and Willi Knoll (a German furniture inventor).

Brief history and description

The company became a household name for manufacturing high-quality furniture items between the 1930s and 1990s. The company also went on to provide furniture for the BBC's Broadcasting House in Portland Place as well as Cunard's RMS Queen Mary.

Value

Parker Knoll oak chairs

Sotheby's in London sold two oak and upholstered lounge chairs which were designed by Parker Knoll for £1,140 in November of 2004.

Parker Knoll mahogany armchairs

Parker Knoll mahogany wing armchairs can cost anywhere from £75 to £150.

Parker Knoll/Charles Pollock leather chairs

A lot of four leather chairs which were designed by both Parker Knoll and Charles Pollock are typically worth between $350 and $570.

Parker Knoll/Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chairs

Palm Beach Modern Auctions in West Palm Beach, Florida sold two Barcelona chairs that were designed by both Parker Knoll and Mies Van Der Roh for $4,800 in April of 2011.

Parker Knoll beechwood chairs

Christie's in Glasgow sold a beechwood framed Parker Knoll wing armchair which was upholstered in a green ground floral fabric for £165 in December of 1992.

Guide for collectors

Parker Knoll's oak and upholstered lounge chairs are considered to be both rare and valuable among collectors. However, "Barcelona" chairs that were designed by both Parker Knoll and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are the most rare and valuable.

Restoration of a vintage Parker Knoll chair is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring a vintage Parker Knoll chair may reduce its value.

For more information regarding vintage Parker Knoll chairs, visit Parker Knoll's official website, the Frederick Parker Collection or Sofa Brands International.

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