Scandinavian design dining chair / upholstered / with armrests / rosewood
1957-90 CARVER by K. Kristiansen paere dansk



  • Style:

    Scandinavian design

  • Options:

    upholstered, with armrests

  • Material:

    rosewood, leather

  • Color:

    black, white, red


Paere Dansk holds in stock a number of vintage rosewood dining chairs designed by Kai Kristiansen in 1957 and made before 1970. About 1970, timber agents in Denmark stopped importing rosewood from Brazil and replaced this source with rosewood from India. The scientific name for Brazilian rosewood is dalbergia nigra, or "black" rosewood. Whereas Indian rosewood is generally a red-brown, Brazilian rosewood offers dark-brown frames that can be near black when sanded down to restore original appearance. Paere Dansk as a principal does not use stains or other colouring on wood unless requested byu the buyer.

Alternatively, being 50 years old, these chairs can be purchased with a professional wax that preserves a golden honey coloured patina and contrasting black veins. This black figure is the tell tale sign of Brazilian rosewood. Interestingly, this dramatic figure was not as visible when new in 1958-69 as today. Over 50 years, daylight has faded out the background browns, leaving the growth rings and black veins contrasting against yellow and honey brown.

Chairs are available for viewing before restoration, allowing the buyer to specify polishing and upholstery. The pictures on this page show an example of chairs that has been re-upholstered in new leather and with frames sanded down to restore to original colour in the 1960s when new. Chairs that, by virtue of having excellent condition original seats, are intended to be sold without reupholstery and re-polishing may be listed separately on this website.

The prices shown vary by upholstery selected in-store by the customer.
Height: 74 cm
Width: 54 cm
Depth: 55 cm
Seat Height: 44 cm

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