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Posted 1 year ago

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Birdland
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This combination was purchased new in 1966. The chairs are Burke 116, star pattern base. The table is 60" and fits 6 of the 7 chairs we have around it with ease, and will fit 7 in a pinch. The condition is excellent used. There are no visible scars, and it has been in the same place since 1966 and moved only to clean. We were surprised when we saw it used on the Star Trek series of course! The table is not marked in any way we can find and I haven't had a chance to tilt it to see if there is a marking underneath. The screws are not visible that attach the top. The top is finely sloped (routered?) inward toward the tulip.
We have the original fabric and finest naugahyde cushion covers. I believe these were both custom made to fit the color scheme of the day. The fabric is a dark orange weave, and both are pictured.
Someone tell me more about the table and how I might be able to determine the maker Please!

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    So you know the chairs are Burke but the table might be Saarinen?
    A minefield!
    https://secure.designaddict.com/design_addict/forums/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread_show_one/thread_id/584/

    Did you see this blog about the Star Trek connection?
    http://mid2mod.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/burke-chairs-and-star-trek-debate.html
  2. Birdland, 1 year ago
    I really don't know if the table is a Knoll. I suspect that it is a Burke as well, being that we got them together. It is 60" wide, and very near 29" high. I can't turn the table over to find any distinguishing marks until about the 18th of April. I just put the combination on Ebay to sell.
  3. Birdland, 1 year ago
    I read something in my research yesterday that talked about the top of the table in relation to stains. This table has had everything spilled on it, coffee, wine, etc, but it simply will not stain. Can anyone comment on what that indicates? I saw something about this, but do not know which of the dozens of sites I visited described this. I am waiting to get pictures of the bottom of the table as early as today, and have canceled the ebay auction until I can determine what the table is for certain. I will post pictures of everything.
  4. EvolveTwo21, 2 months ago
    A year late but I just saw this. If you do not have an answer by now and want one, I might be of some help. Do you have a picture of the underside of the table base and how it attaches to the table top? I can tell you if it is a Saarinen/Knoll versus a Burke or other. The Saarinen tulip table has a very specific way of attaching and there are no screws in the base itself. I have studied both current version as well as the older, original aka vintage versions. Also, there are several Burke designs some square and some round but they connect directly to the top with visible screws through holes in the base.

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