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Arnold Masden clam rocking chair 1960s original genuine

Product Description Title:
Clam rocking chair by Arnold Masden 1960s genuine authentic 
Product Description Full:

A genuine and rare circa 1960s rocking chair. The wood and grain has beautiful colours/mix of light brown and gold throughout, featuring a solid scandanavian birch or beech timber. Note this is not a new or remake reproduction, an original MCM make from the 50-60s

This rare and stunning rocking chair will come fully restored and recovered in any fabric you like including the popular shearling sheepskin. We suspect the frame and timber is beech and will come fully restored, sanded and natural oil wax finish. We suspect this version may have actually been manufactured in Sweden although this was imported via a MCM furniture shop no longer operating in Sydney about 15 years ago. Current images show this chair as is pre restoration, however do a google search on the different fabrics and finishes for your customisation.

Background: The Clam chair or ‘Muslingestole’ is arguably the most mysterious piece of Danish furniture ever made, but now new evidence has come out about its true origin, according to this information, the Clam was not designed by Philip Arctander, but by the furniture upholsterer Arnold Madsen.

Special thanks to @scandinaviandesign101 for provenance description:

To the best of our knowledge, rocking clams were never produced by any official manufacturer. It’s a bit complicated with these Clam chairs. Swedish copyright laws were really weak in the 50’s, and none of the Swedish chairs were official Madsen chairs, rather “inspired by”. We are certain almost certain this chair was produced in Sweden, probably in the Småland region. But several manufacturers made clam-looking chairs, and it’s extremely difficult to tell them apart. The wooden frames were produced by some workshops (Sune Johansson, G Åberg, JIO Möbler etc etc), and were then sold to local upholsterers to be upholstered

Either way this is a banger and we are extremely lucky to have this original masterpiece 🔥 We were also lucky enough to have one last year so we could compare for originality purposes that was non-rocking version

This rare and beautiful piece is available as is or fully restored with your choice of fabeic strictly no time wasters please. An excellent addition to any Collector's living area.

Cosmetic condition:  


The rocking chair is in its original condition including the finish of the wood. There are no loose joints.


The upholstery chair and webbing will be new as per original design/pattern

Functional Condition: 


Will go through a full restoration - Excellent functional condition, strong and comfortable, no wobbles, warping, no cracks.

Product Line:
MCM Furniture
Product Category:
Lounge Suite or Armchairs
Product Manufacturer / Brand:
Arnold Masden 
Product Model Number:
Clam chair 
Country of Manufacturer:
Danish or Sweden 
Vintage Year:
Product Rarity:

5/5 Gem

Scale from 1 to 5 (numbers can occur in between)
1 = MANY available on the market very common, many listings and competition
3 = COMMON in between Many and Gems, they're common in the market
5 = GEMS we see these maybe once every couple of years these are almost not available

Product Specification URL:

L, W, H

100cm, 67,67

Height seat: 40

Bum width 52


75 kgs approx 

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