Socializing isn’t on the menu tonight
so unless you know someone who knows someone who knows firsthand, your suspicions are sitting tight in that corner you’ve committed you and your crudités to for the rest of the evening.
Instead you scan the room looking for both people and things to judge. It’s when a coat it removed from a chair back and that classic caning is exposed that your attention is caught; “are those real?!”
Those being those chairs. The metal frame chairs with a caned backrest and most commonly (but not always) a wooden seat. The chairs that are many minimalists dream, just as they are so to any vintage vendor. Classically known as the Cesca Chair, here’s how to tell if your party host has got the real deal: