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Unique Chairs -- Looking for Information

Posted by chavez35 (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 11, 09 at 13:00

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RE: Unique Chairs -- Looking for Information

I have no idea but something about them says "70s home wood shop project" to me.

What do the seat bottoms look like?

RE: Unique Chairs -- Looking for Information

I think you are almost right, I remember seeing them sitting in someone's hall back around 1970 or so. the house was a basic split level ranch, but the owners had gone the "castle motif" route. a suit of faux armor in the corner, heavy red draperies, crossed broad axes on one wall and a pair of these chairs sitting in the hall way.
I think "made in Mexico or Honduras" is more like it.
Not expensive, not old, not well designed, uncomfortable to sit on. I think the best use would be to remove the velveteen and stick them in the garden with a plant on the seat.
Linda C

RE: Unique Chairs -- Looking for Information

Given the fact that the seat is a hunk o' fir plywood, they probably originated in the shop of somebody with a lathe and too much free time. That said, the form is a "hall chair" specially made skinny (literally un-sittable) to flank a doorway. Better examples do exist, esp. from the Victorian period.

RE: Unique Chairs -- Looking for Information

Casey was right I have searched it and looks closer to the Victorian hall chairs. The link is attached for your reference. Thanks.

Here is a link that might be useful: victorian hall chair

RE: Unique Chairs -- Looking for Information

Thanks for the info everyone!

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