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The Sikes Chair Company was established in 1859 and operated as S.D. Sikes & Brother in Buffalo, New York. Although for a brief period of time the company moved to Pennsylvania between 1904 and 1906, the company moved back to Buffalo, New York in 1916.
The Sikes Chair Company predominantly manufactured different styles of chairs, (such as Morris chairs, rocking chairs, swivel chairs, and side chairs), but also various types of furniture items as well. Many of their furniture items were classified as being part of the Arts & Crafts movement, which was a popular furniture design movement between 1860 and 1910.
Guide for collectors:
Sikes Chair Company furniture items which were influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement and/or still carry their original label are considered to be the most rare and valuable among collectors.
Restoration of a Sikes Chair Company furniture item is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring a Sikes Chair Company furniture item may decrease its value.
For more information regarding Sikes Chair Company furniture items, visit the Sikes/Sykes Family Association website.