This beautiful chair belonged to my extremely hip grandmother. She was the only owner. She bought it new way back then. I am moving out of the country to a tropical region and, unfortunately, I'm afraid this chair would be eaten alive. I'd rather it go to a good home than to destroy this piece of art.
About the chair:
The Cherner chair is a classic Mid-Century Modern design created in 1957-58 by Norman Cherner (1920-1987). Cherner worked on the design with Paul Goldman, the owner of Plycraft, to create a chair that could be manufactured at a reasonable cost. This chair--the matching armchair--was made for only a short time because it was too expensive.
Specs: approx. 26" wide, 22" deep, 31" high. 18" seat height, 25" arm height.
The classic Cherner Plycraft chair was apparently the center of a big authorship dispute. In the early 1960s, Cherner and Goldman battled over rights to the design. Plycraft continued to manufacture the chairs into the early 1970s, and Goldman deliberately obscured the origin of the design. It was sometimes attributed to Cherner, sometimes to George Mulhauser, sometimes to a fictional designer named Bernado or Bernardo, and sometimes to Goldman himself.
This chair is sturdy, tight and in overall excellent original condition with light normal finish wear and a small veneer chipping on the backrest . I have taken many detailed photos to assure bidders of its condition. Please also check out my feedback to see my great reputation for accurate descriptions and careful packaging.
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SHIPPING AND HANDLING: *I WILL ONLY SHIP TO VERIFIED PAYPAL ACCOUNTS. I will consider shipping internationally but you must contact me first. Buyer is required to buy Insurance for the value of the closing cost. Please read my feedback to see how safely I package items.
A handling charge of $30 helps cover the cost of the double wall shipping box and packaging supplies. I will allow you to pick it up WITHIN 7 DAYS OF CLOSING BID to save you shipping costs BUT YOU MUST STILL PAY THE HANDLING COSTS (because I had to buy all the packaging supplies already to figure out shipping costs).
I WOULD ALSO BE WILLING TO SHIP VIA FEDEX GROUND TO SAVE YOU MONEY. THEY WILL ONLY SHIP TO RESIDENCES. I have found them to be much cheaper than UPS. For example, to ship this from L.A. to N.Y., UPS is about $160, FedExGround is about $120.
*PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF CLOSE OF AUCTION.
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