Inlaid wooden table & chairs, Eastern European?

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I am in the process of moving and was in the market for a dining set, found this on CL for $300 and ended up paying $250 for the table, two leaves and six chairs. They are still tagged with stickers that I think are in Cyrillic? I am not trying to resell but am definitely interested in learning more about where these came from. BD580931-A1FD-4948-B896-FBDAD5457590.jpeg 0CF51D31-796E-418F-B35C-5069D4E21320.jpeg 601DC24D-96EC-43CC-BAFD-7961B175C347.jpeg 96E9F944-18C1-4258-ABF8-075CD4C5064F.jpeg 6865A091-A54F-42DF-95C7-53162D7246CC.jpeg 9825E725-EC36-4DD9-8D8A-33BC7B5EA89D.jpeg 4D64F3C0-C43C-4F07-BF63-6D3910E47616.jpeg
 

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Nice set (for those who like fancy furniture). It was made in Romania and sold in Russia.

At the very top, the sticker says “Socialist Republic of Romania”. The republic officially existed from 1947-1989 but was known as the “People’s Republic” from 1947-1965 and then the “Socialist Republic” until 1989. That would seem to put it in the time period from 1966-1989.

At the left it says “Furniture Name - Dining Room “Sheraton”” and at the right it says “Manufacturer”, giving a name that doesn’t translate to English. The first letter is stylistically different to rest of the print but I think it reads “ДОК САТУ МАРЕ” in Russian, which transliterates to “DOK SATU MARE” in our western alphabet. However, that would be a bit like trying to convert your own name into Russian letter by letter… it wouldn’t make any sense.

Below that it says “Customer” (presumably meaning the retailer) and again a name that doesn’t translate. It says “В/О “ЗКСПОРТЛЕС”” in Russian, which transliterates to “V/O “ZKSPORTLES”” in the same meaningless way as the maker name transliterates, and then lists three locations in Russia: Moscow, Smolensk and Sennoy.
 
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Nice set (for those who like fancy furniture). It was made in Romania and sold in Russia.

At the very top, the sticker says “Socialist Republic of Romania”. The republic officially existed from 1947-1989 but was known as the “People’s Republic” from 1947-1965 and then the “Socialist Republic” until 1989. That would seem to put it in the time period from 1966-1989.

At the left it says “Furniture Name - Dining Room “Sheraton”” and at the right it says “Manufacturer”, giving a name that doesn’t translate to English. The first letter is stylistically different to rest of the print but I think it reads “ДОК САТУ МАРЕ” in Russian, which transliterates to “DOK SATU MARE” in our western alphabet. However, that would be a bit like trying to convert your own name into Russian letter by letter… it wouldn’t make any sense.

Below that it says “Customer” (presumably meaning the retailer) and again a name that doesn’t translate. It says “В/О “ЗКСПОРТЛЕС”” in Russian, which transliterates to “V/O “ZKSPORTLES”” in the same meaningless way as the maker name transliterates, and then lists three locations in Russia: Moscow, Smolensk and Sennoy.
Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to post this, you’ve answered most of the questions I had 😊
 

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Its very nice. I read recently in the Financial Times that antiques are "back in style" and certain pieces are soaring in price. For as long as I can remember, most of the estate sale companies and auction houses by me could barely give away antique or antiqu-ish pieces. They were relegated to the pile of "ugly brown furntiture". But apparently, my generation has finally come around to the appeal of quality furniture from yesteryear. The article say's it's the housing boom and people are ending up with large spaces to decorate with house-poor budgets. It's one thing to decorate an 800SF with West Elm or Pottery Barn but a completley different thing to do it in a 2500sf house unless you're quite well-to-do. I'm amongst the oldest of the millenials and i can vouch for the trend - friends have recently been asking me to look out for tables, hutches, desks, beds etc. Here's the article if interested: https://www.ft.com/content/ed13ccaf-2719-4f02-8efa-cd5c71a0677c
 

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Its very nice. I read recently in the Financial Times that antiques are "back in style" and certain pieces are soaring in price. For as long as I can remember, most of the estate sale companies and auction houses by me could barely give away antique or antiqu-ish pieces. They were relegated to the pile of "ugly brown furntiture". But apparently, my generation has finally come around to the appeal of quality furniture from yesteryear. The article say's it's the housing boom and people are ending up with large spaces to decorate with house-poor budgets. It's one thing to decorate an 800SF with West Elm or Pottery Barn but a completley different thing to do it in a 2500sf house unless you're quite well-to-do. I'm amongst the oldest of the millenials and i can vouch for the trend - friends have recently been asking me to look out for tables, hutches, desks, beds etc. Here's the article if interested: https://www.ft.com/content/ed13ccaf-2719-4f02-8efa-cd5c71a0677c
all your friends have to do is drive into the middle of nowhere wnys......stuff is everywhere around here.
 
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Its very nice. I read recently in the Financial Times that antiques are "back in style" and certain pieces are soaring in price. For as long as I can remember, most of the estate sale companies and auction houses by me could barely give away antique or antiqu-ish pieces. They were relegated to the pile of "ugly brown furntiture". But apparently, my generation has finally come around to the appeal of quality furniture from yesteryear. The article say's it's the housing boom and people are ending up with large spaces to decorate with house-poor budgets. It's one thing to decorate an 800SF with West Elm or Pottery Barn but a completley different thing to do it in a 2500sf house unless you're quite well-to-do. I'm amongst the oldest of the millenials and i can vouch for the trend - friends have recently been asking me to look out for tables, hutches, desks, beds etc. Here's the article if interested: https://www.ft.com/content/ed13ccaf-2719-4f02-8efa-cd5c71a0677c
I love it, it’s like something out of a Russian fairy tale even though it’s not that old. I also wanted something that could accommodate a crowd for D&D and this could easily seat ten with the leaves in.
 

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If you Google ДОК САТУ МАРЕ (as is, without transliteration) you will see a number of Russian sellers offering secondhand items from this company and they mostly seems to be from the 1970s and 1980s.. If you use the 'translate this page' option from your Google hits it translates the company name as "DOC" (although I would interpret the Russian "K" to our "K" as the nearest equivalent), based in the Romanian city of Satu Mare (our name for it). It's not clear if ДОК is an actual name or a set of three initials.
 

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