Is that a real Barcelona chair? Here's what to look for in four classic pieces of furniture to identify the genuine article.
How to spot fake furniture
The Barcelona chair
Designed by: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Made by: Knoll Original price: Dh23,500
Average reproduction price: Dh3,000
How to identify a genuine model: Has the designer's name and KnollStudio imprinted on the outside edge. The legs and frame are made from non-magnetic stainless steel, rather than chrome-plated steel.
Designed by: Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Made by: Flos
Original price: Dh8,200
Average reproduction price: Dh1,700
How to identify a genuine model: Has a very heavy marble base with circular hole drilled in the side. A real one will be 2.32m, much taller than a copy.
Designed by: Arne Jacobsen
Made by: Fritz Hansen
Original price: Dh44,000
Average reproduction price: Dh3,500
How to identify a genuine model: The leather or fabric upholstery is stitched, rather than glued and it should have a clean swivel. Stamped with a label that says 'Republic of Fritz Hansen'.
E1027 side table
Designed by: Eileen Gray
Made by: ClassiCon
Original price: Dh3,300
Average reproduction price: Dh823
How to identify a genuine model: The ClassiCon name and serial number, plus Eileen Gray's signature will be embossed on the frame.