Posted 7 years ago
I acquired this brace-back chair at an outdoor flea market last summer. I had arrived late and the chair had been sitting all day in the hot sun with a price tag of $15. It seemed nobody else wanted it (I don't know why!) and so the fellow sold it to me for $8, plus he threw in a sepia-toned photo of a pretty young girl (shown in my next posting). I have purchased a fair bit of stuff from this guy over the past couple of years and he's been most kind to me and an enabler to my addiction... er, expanding collection.
The chair requires some repair as most all the joints and spindles are loose. I'll need to take it all apart and re-glue but I'm waiting until I have a bit more confidence and knowledge. There's also a lot of wear on the wood, but I like that and intend to leave it as-is and not refinish it.
I've researched this chair and found many similar styles but not this exact one (mostly the top piece is different). I've also read that reproductions of these types of chairs were mass-produced in the 1950s so I'm not sure what I have here, although I like to think I have an older original!