Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Mystery Chair

In Furniture > Chairs > Show & Tell.
Chairs2491 of 2919Mystery ChairAny ideas on who designed this?
4
Love it
0
Like it

trunkmantrunkman loves this.
spiritinthesky3spiritinthesky3 loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
See 2 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 10 years ago

    BHock45
    (807 items)

    I found this chair driving past a garage sale at 50 mph. It caught my eye, so I turned around quickly and pulled over to check it out. The people there were packing up to go home. They sold me the chair for $5. The woman told me that her father found it at the New Egypt Auction, in New Jersey in the 1950's or 1960's.

    I am interested if anyone can give me any information about the chair. The closeup pictures show hand carvings along the bottom middle stretcher, the type of wood used across the top back, and mortise and tenon joints on the bottom side stretcher. The entire chair is joined by hard carved joints such as these. The chair is very interesting, but cannot be sat in, it is very wobbly and basically held together by the rush seat (I am not sure if it is original). I have idea what type of wood was used to make the chair.

    I would appreciate any help, thanks!

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Chairs
    See all
    (2) Vintage Hollywood Regency Italian Provincial Armchairs Caned Tufted Velvet
    (2) Vintage Hollywood Regency Itali...
    $299
    Antique Victorian Eastlake Parlor Chair Set
    Antique Victorian Eastlake Parlor C...
    $200
    Vtg MCM Royal Chrome Metal Chair Aluminum Club Lounge Vinyl Naugahyde Deco
    Vtg MCM Royal Chrome Metal Chair Al...
    $125
    Antique Vintage 1950's Fluted Channel Back Queen Anne Wing Back Chintz Arm Chair
    Antique Vintage 1950's Fluted Chann...
    $340
    logo
    (2) Vintage Hollywood Regency Italian Provincial Armchairs Caned Tufted Velvet
    (2) Vintage Hollywood Regency Itali...
    $299
    See all

    Comments

    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 10 years ago
      We picked one up at the Columbus Sale farmers market around the same time. We once lived in Pemberton. There is a guy who used to live in Burlington who is a chair restoration genius. I believe he lives down on long beach island now since he retired. He is older than dirt but knows chairs. His name is Bill Giberson. If you could contact him he could probably talk your ear off about the chair.
    2. BHock45 BHock45, 10 years ago
      Thanks! The chair you picked up, did it look the same as this?

    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 10 years ago
      It was similar but this one looks modified. Any pictures of the back side of the top back rest?
    4. BHock45 BHock45, 10 years ago
      No. Not that I am able to make out at least. Do u have any history about either of the chairs. Did urs have pyramid like carvings across the bottom stretcher?
    5. BHock45 BHock45, 10 years ago
      Can anyone identify? This one has me stumped.
    6. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      thanks spiritinthesky3 for all the loves!!!!
    7. BHock45 BHock45, 9 years ago
      thank you trunkman!
    8. Crazy-Ike, 8 years ago
      The style is known as a Marlborough chair. The design is very old, but this chair is 1920's
    9. BHock45 BHock45, 8 years ago
      thank you crazy-ike!
    10. BHock45 BHock45, 8 years ago
      Hey Crazy-ike, could you give me opinions on these? Thanks for your time and help!!!
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/115340-chair-2-help-please?in=user
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/115339-childs-chair-farm-house-chair-lookin?in=user

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.