The cost of an authentic club chair
The price of a leather club chair depends on the model you want. There is a wide variety of models and prices. In this context, it is not always easy to know what the right price is and buying can become a real headache. With this article, find out how much this typical piece of vintage furniture actually costs and avoid bad deals!
The successful purchase of a club chair
The purchase of an authentic club chair made in the traditional way usually requires a budget of between 1000 and 3000 euros.
Factors that influence the price difference between club chairs
- The quality of the leather used for the upholstery;
- the size and shape of the model;
- the presence or absence of a bi-conical spring suspension;
- the details and finishes.
Bear in mind that a club chair should be seen as an investment because of its long service life. Therefore, avoid focusing on price at the expense of quality. Take the time to analyse the finishes of the different models you are interested in. This will help you to understand what might be the reason for a price difference.
After all, this is top-of-the-range furniture that guarantees excellent comfort. Its solid wood structure, its high resilience foam filling and the resistance of its covering are all proof of its quality. In addition, the Internet is a very interesting way of comparing offers and defining your budget realistically.
How much does a second-hand club chair cost?
Bartering, flea markets and auctions offer attractive alternatives for buying an old club chair.
Things to remember
The price of a second-hand club chair is generally between 500 and 1000 euros. This is of course closely linked to the general condition of the chair. Moreover, the presence of a famous signature (by Ruhlmann, Franck, Leleu or Dupré-Lafon) will also affect the value of an antique club chair. It can reach a price of between 8,000 and 30,000 euros.
You should know that a standard restoration requires an investment of between 1000 and 1500 euros.
Finally, be careful! Fakes are circulating on the second-hand market. This is due to the constant interest of second-hand dealers in models produced in the 1920s-1930s and in the immediate post-war period.
What to check before buying an antique club chair
When buying your second-hand club chair, be sure to check the condition of the leather. Extensive stains and deep scratches are difficult to remove. Worse still, if the leather is cracked, you will have to incur unexpected restoration costs that will quickly add to your initial budget.
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