Kraemmergaarden Furniture specializes in export of Danish modern teak furniture from 1960.
We offer all types of teak furniture, including: chests,
dressers, bureaus, dining tables & chairs, bookcases, coffee tables, mirrors, armchairs, sideboards, writing desks, nesting tables, drawers, cabinets, credenzas, sofas, lounge chairs, side tables, stools and some Danish Design, etc.
Read more about teak furniture and the
story behind teak furniture.
H.J. Spedition Aps
v/ Kim Jensen
Peter Bangs Vej 39
Purchasing of second-hand teak furniture and rosewood furniture, estate clearances.
Today, teak furniture is Kraemmergaarden’s principal activity, though only on wholesale basis.
We specialize in the purchase of teak for export to
countries including Japan, USA, Canada, Europe and Australia, and to
other antique dealers home and abroad. We buy up teak
furniture from private households.
The revival of teak furniture:
Currently, teak furniture is not in vogue among the general
Danish population, although older people are often still
fond of their teak furniture. You could say that in time
each type of furniture will have a comeback.
In the latest decade, there has been a greater interest in
retro design, including modern architect-designed furniture,
and at the same time, the term ‘furniture classic’ has
obtained a footing in the Danish language. Today, a lot of
Danish teak furniture ends up in countries such as Japan,
USA and Europe, where they are much appreciated.
The majority of our vintage teak furniture was made by
various Danish furniture makers, and these high-quality
products were produced in the period from about1950 to 1970.
Over the last 60 years, Danish furniture architects have
designed more than 10,000 different products, a number of
which are world-renowned today.
In the 20th century, a great number of beautiful furniture
was designed, including the famous ‘master cabinet maker
furniture’ designed by Hans Wegner, Børge Mogensen, Nanna
Ditzel, Kaare Klint, Ole Wanscher, Arne Vodder, Fritz
Hansen, Peter Hvidt, Ib Kofod-Larsen, Niels Vodder, Hans Olsen, Poul Volther and Finn Juhl. These designers are in great demand,
while also being quite expensive. However, they contributed
to the world-wide fame of Danish furniture, and today many
of their designs are considered furniture classics.
Initially, Danish cabinet-maker furniture was produced by a
relatively small circle of about 25 master cabinet makers,
who were members of the Furniture Section of Copenhagen
Cabinet Makers’ Guild. However, as large-scale and
co-production gradually developed, these master
cabinet-makers were under increasing pressure, their role
being reduced to prototype production and experiments. In
1966, the Cabinet Makers’ Guild held its last annual
In the 1950’s and 1960’s, most furniture designers set up
co-operations with the furniture industry, and equally
several furniture makers gradually re-oriented towards more
industrially based productions. They were now producing
”factory furniture” – a term, however, that is somewhat
misleading, since many of these productions are of superior
In the nature of things, cabinet makers were not thrilled
with the industrially produced furniture, though more often
than not, they had to admit that they could find no fault
with the quality produced by the best furniture producers.
This is not to say that a piece of factory furniture could
not be distinguished from one made by a cabinet maker.
Joints are often more complex in the latter, and screws were
not used as frequently as in factory-made furniture. Often,
these were designed for easy dissembling / assembling, which
made them better suited for export.
Originally, cabinet makers would use Cuban mahogany.
However, when that came in short supply, they started
looking about for new woods. As a result, teak soon became
the preferred wood of furniture designers and cabinet
makers. For high-end furniture, rosewood was their obvious
choice, though teak had (and still has) certain advantages.
Teak is not as delicate and high-maintenance as mahogany and
rosewood. The satin sheen of teak can easily be restored
with teak oil. Maybe this is why it became the preferred
type of hardwood.
Teak furniture is often veneered. This may be for a
number of reasons, though primarily for cost-efficiency.
Another aspect is that it could be quite a tricky matter to
produce a large massive wooden object (e.g. a tabletop) that
would not warp. Thus, the mere fact that a piece of
furniture is veneered does not per se indicate low price or
Lauritz.com and Bruun-Rasmussen’s Auctions both offer online
auctions including fine teak furniture and contemporary art,
but here you will mostly find Danish design furniture.
Moreover, you can also find teak at Auktionshuset Hørsholm,
and at auctions in Copenhagen, Holstebro and Svendborg,
apart from the numerous flea markets and jumble sales across
the Danish holiday cottage areas.
As for the future of teak furniture, our best guess would be
that once it comes back into favour in Denmark, we‘d have to
travel the world to buy it back once more.
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Large selection of different kind of lamps and ceramic etc.
Large selection of various dressers
and chests of drawers in all sizes.
A variety of bureaus, writing desks, etc.
Mega-storage rack with room for more than 300 dining chairs