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    Posted 13 years ago

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    Very comfortable! The back of the chair is adjustable for a lounging position and a hidden foot rest pulls out from the bottom front. There are no markings to indicate who the manufacture could be. Perhaps, someone can identify this chair for me.

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    1. officialfuel officialfuel, 13 years ago
      You are so gifted to have such great things handed down to you of your grandfather's. The chair in the picture, is that your grandfather's room. The chair looks brand new, someone really took great care of that throughout the years of enjoyment. It kind of reminds me of a Morris chair. That chair should last for years and years because back then they made things to last. Enjoy!
    2. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      I feel very fortunate to have been give so many nice things from my grandparents--I only wish I could have kept their home--it was a perfest time capsule. However, it has been documented in the June 09 and December 09 issues of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine. My grampa's lounger was photographed in it's original position against the north wall of the dining room.
    3. ozmarty ozmarty, 13 years ago
      very Morris or Stickley, Arts and Crafts .
      Mmmmm... and good book and a glass of wine ....
    4. Toyman Toyman, 13 years ago
      Good call ozmarty Prob Morris
    5. bellapicker bellapicker, 13 years ago
      Morris or Stickley, maybe. Arts and Crafts era. Looks refinished or just well kept. Unsure of a lot of things with this piece due to feet and arms. Does it have chains to move the back? Does the bottom have rope if so what kind? My grandparents used to have one and my aunt sold it at her yard sale for $50. Pretty good. You mentioned foot rest? Not common with either of Morris or Stickley.
    6. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      Ozmarty and Toyman, thank you for your info. There are no tags or markings, I just know it's an old original. It has not been restored.
    7. Toyman Toyman, 13 years ago
      I has horse hair too. I have one kinda like but no cusion just wood it was in my 1820 house when I moved here Its heavy too.Nice talking to you enjoy your chair its very nice,
    8. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      Hi bellapicker.

      There's a spring mechanism you can see when the chair is turned over. It allows the chair to recline. There's also a button on the right arm that you push in.

      The foot rest pulls out like a drawer. It's the buttom piece of wood that's attached to a frame and foot rest is folded down flat. You pull up on the rectangular covered pad and wire arms hold it in place.

      This piece is original--no refinishing. Like everything in my grandparents home, it was well taken care of.

    9. pjo, 13 years ago
      You may want to go to http://www.artsandcraftscollector and do some research. The very best from the arts and crafts movement will be this coming weekend at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. (www.groveparkinn/artsandcraftsconference).
      Hope this helps!
    10. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      Thank you, pjo. It's so nice to get new websites. I will check it out. I'd love to attend the Arts & Crafts Shows but they're a little too far away for me.
    11. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      Toyman, very interesting to hear about you chair. I have a "fainting" couch that is leather and horse hair--I'll try to get it on for you. Also, I've put another picture on this page which shows the other chair like your one that isn't upholstered.
    12. MaryKay7, 13 years ago
      Beautiful piece of furniture! Lovingly maintained too! I have an Arts & Crafts rocker that my father thought was a Stickley and turned out to be a Taylor Rocking Specialists from Ohio. Lovely piece!
    13. Jackie Jackie, 13 years ago
      Thank you, MaryKay7. My rocker is from the Portland Chair Company, Oregon (it happens to be stamped).

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