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This early example of Alvar Aaltos work, produced by Artek, left, is made of Finnish birch with a contrasting-color top. It was offered for auction at Wright with a reserve price of $300 in September 2003.
The Frosta stool is an adaptation of the 1933 design of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. This version of the bent-wood stackable stool has four legs instead of three and sells for $14.99 at IKEA, where it has long been a staple.