I spent a few hours the other night researching where and when this Burke table and chairs came about. I had fun sifting through all of the forums that super high-end interior designers were commenting on. I actually learned a lot!
In my readings I did find that Burke and Saarinen are not the same. They are from the same time period still high quality, just different manufactures.
Anyway, I would like to sell this Burke pedestal table and eight chairs set. From what I've read I think it would be reasonable to ask $800 for the set. I'm not too interested in selling things separately - BUT if I have enough takers I'll split up the set. So it doesn't hurt to ask.
Here is what I know:
• Table has a Formica covered top, and plastic(?) pedestal. As you can see from the pics the edges need refinishing.
• 8 fiberglass and chrome chairs. None of the fiberglass is chipped, still in great shape.
• Red vinyl covered removable seat cushions.
Email ambercarlston(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions, concerns or additional info!
Below doesn't really have anything to do with the selling, but it did make me laugh. I totally laughed at this - mostly because I have NO idea what they are talking about...
DESIGNER 1: I cannot justify an original Saarinen 42" or 47" dining table but I just ordered a White on White 47" replica. W/shipping it came to less than $1,000. It has a marbled top as well. I am in my early 30's and trying to accumulate some timeless furniture to go with some Alivar Le Corbusier LC2's. What are your thoughts?
DESIGNER 2: can you please explain to me why on earth a saarinen table is supposed to match a le corbusier sofa ?
It seems that this pretentious status or whatever symbol of buying classics is resulting is hideous result of bad taste andd anti-chic. Can we please have no more Barcellon'a in front of grand comfort (corbusier) sofas with an eames lounge+stool and saarinen on the back...
Can we please have no more eileen gray bedside tables used as side tables to le corbusier sofas. And yes we've had enough le corbusier chaise on zebra skins..... And WARNING !!! Can enybody see that the latest version of Pantons plastic chair has more to do with a cheap bucket than the high gloss panton designed ... Some elementary basic taste is supposed to be a characteristic of a designer-architect or design lover.
If you know what this designer is ranting about - props to you… I have NO idea…?
Posted by Amber Carlston at 7/23/2010 09:14:00 AM